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UAE Denies Visa Restrictions For Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates Thursday said it has not suspended issuance of three-month tourist visa to Nigerian passport holders.

“These news are inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel,” the UAE Embassy in Nigeria said on its Twitter handle. The same message was also shared on its Instagram page.View image on Twitter

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UAE Embassy in Nigeria@UAEEmbassyNGR

Press Statement

In light of the press reports published today alleging that the UAE has suspended issuing tourist visas to Nigerian nationals, the UAE Embassy in Abuja announces that these news are inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel1,5498:28 PM – Apr 4, 20192,302 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

News on social media claimed that Nigerian passport holders were no longer eligible to “3 months UAE visa”. Instead, the visa will be restricted to just one month.

The news was given undue credence after it was shared by many Nigerian influencers.

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Kayode Ogundamisi@ogundamisi

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No more 3 months UAE Visa?

See what @MBuhari did to us in Dubai? abi is it not Buhari’s fault, how did he think he could get away with robbing a UAE Bureau de Change?

On a serious note, how can UAE punish law-abiding Nigerians for the actions of a few rogues?1,1281:36 PM – Apr 3, 20191,388 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

The rumoured suspension followed the arrest of five Nigerians for armed robbery in UAE’s third largest city Sharjah

Although Sharjah Police Department told a press conference on March 31 that the five persons who were alleged to have stolen Dh2.3 million from Al Ansari Exchange were “Africans nationals,” Khaleej Times said the persons were Nigerians.

The police said most of the stolen money has been recovered.

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