The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has declared a ban on issuing Dubai visit visas to citizens from 20 countries. This ban has taken immediate effect and particularly impacts several African nations.
Reports from German media outlets revealed these new restrictions, which encompass countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi, Republic of Guinea, Gambia, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Congo, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, and Comoros.
These measures have been put in place as part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to address immigration-related challenges. This decision follows the recent overhaul of the UAE’s visa regulations, which included the stipulation that no visit visas would be granted to citizens of Nigeria under the age of 40.
It’s important to note that this ban does not apply to Pakistani nationals. Pakistani citizens can continue to obtain visit visas for travel to the UAE without any hindrances. This exception is likely to be well-received by individuals and businesses relying on travel between Pakistan and the UAE for various purposes, including tourism and trade.