A visa ban has been imposed by the United Arab Emirates Immigration authorities on Nigerians.
The United Arab Emirates Immigration authorities which conveyed the decision in a notice issued to its trade partners in Nigeria including travel agencies on Friday, October 21, also said all submitted applications are rejected and fees non-refundable.
The Dubai authorities gave no reason for the decision but said that all applications are on-hold until issues between the UAE government and the Nigerian government are resolved.
The notice read;
“All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. It is general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.
“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments.”
Speaking to Punch, a source at Wakanow who confirmed that the notice was issued said;
“It is true, it was issued yesterday. The Dubai immigration did not state when the ban would be lifted but for now, everything is on hold.”
Also commenting on the development, a customer representative from Air Peace said the airline is still flying to Dubai with those who already have a valid visa.
The representative further told the publication that any changes would be duly communicated.