NIS Issues Advisory To Nigerians As UAE Releases Date To Begin Issuance Of Visa

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released date it will commence issuance of Visas to intending Nigerian travelers.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made the announcement via a tweet shared on his official handle saying UAE will begin issuance of visa from 8th of October, 2020.

The tweet read;

 “UAE confirmed that they will begin issuance of Visas from 8th of October, 2020. Travelers to have a return ticket, hotel booking, negative PCR result & a Health insurance (similar to Schengen requirement). Health insurance can be paid through travel agents/airline.”

See the original tweet below…

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In line with the above information, a travel advisory has been issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to Nigerians traveling to UAE.

NIS said the advisory became important as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, released the information in a statement on Tuesday.

He noted that passengers are expected to be in possession of confirmed return ticket and confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of stay in UAE.

They must show address of residence in the UAE or address of relatives with whom he or she would stay while in the UAE.

The are also expected to provide a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within 96 hours, before departure. PCR is the dominant way that global healthcare systems are testing citizens for coronavirus.

Others include a Valid Health Insurance covering the duration of stay, and copies of trade licenses in the UAE and Nigeria, if applicable.

The requirements are not applicable on official visits, except the PCR test taken within 96 hours before departure, NIS explained.

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Mr James advised effected passengers to comply with the advisory to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria, and repatriation from UAE.

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