Air Peace has announced the suspension of flight services to Dubai due to the non-issuance of visas by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to Nigerians.
It would be recalled that the UAE immigration authorities in October banned visa applications to 20 African countries including Nigeria.
Reacting to the development, Air Peace in a statement on Monday said it would suspend operations in Dubai from November 22, 2022, until further notice.
“We hereby inform the public, especially our Dubai passengers, that effective from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, we shall be suspending our Dubai operations till further notice,” the statement reads.
“This is consequent upon the persisting non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travellers by the government of the United Arab Emirates and the accompanying inconveniences.
“Air Peace has been operating into the UAE even with the country’s recent travel restrictions, but given the heightening hurdles Nigerian travellers are facing in accessing the country, it has become imperative that we halt our operations to that destination.
“We shall provide further updates as the situation progresses.”