The United Arab Emirates Immigration authorities have declared a visa ban on Nigerians, stating that all applications will be rejected and fees will be non-refundable.

According to reports, the announcement was made on Friday in a notice sent to its Nigerian trading partners, including travel agencies.

Although no reason was given for the ban, Dubai officials stated that all applications would be held until issues between the UAE government and the Nigerian government were resolved.

The UAE immigration authorities’ most recent decision applies to all Nigerians seeking to travel to the UAE.

“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,” the notice to Nigerian travel agents declared.

A source from Wakanow, who confirmed the story 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.”

Speaking with an Air Peace customer service representative, it was learned that the airline is still flying to Dubai with those who already have a valid visa.

The representative added that if any changes occurred regarding flights for Nigerians, they would be communicated, and that no issues had been raised at this time.


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