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The United Arab Emirates has confirmed
that it would begin the issuance of visas
to Nigerians from Thursday, October 8,
2020, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika,
announced on Wednesday.
Sirika has announced on September 30
that the UAE has written to state that they
agree to issue visas to Nigerians,
development that made the Federal
Government lift the ban it had earlier
placed on Emirates Airlines.
“UAE has written to state that they agree
to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently
decision has been reached to allow
Emirates to fly into Nigeria,” the minister
He had further stated that the “commencement of Line Visa issuance is
condition precedent. Please bear with this
Providing an update on the visa issuance
matter with the UAE, the aviation minister
tweeted again on Wednesday that the
Arab nation has confirmed that it would
start issuing visas to Nigerians.
Sirika said, ‘UAE confirmed that they will
begin issuance of visas from 8th of
“Travellers to have a return ticket, hotel
booking, negative PCR result and a health
insurance (similar to Schengen requirement)
“Health insurance can be paid through
The visa concern issuance between
Nigeria and UAE had warranted the ban
on the operations of Emirates Airlines
from operating into Nigeria.