The immigration authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced the imposition of a “Visa Ban” on Nigeria. The officers of the UAE announced the ban on Friday, October 21.
Additionally, they announced that UAE immigration officers had rejected all the submitted applications, and the fees were non-refundable.
According to some sources, the officials in UAE made this announcement via a notice issued to all the trade partners of the United Arab Emirates in Nigeria, including travel agencies.
The authorities refrained from giving out any details or explanations. Meanwhile, the authorities in Dubai declared that all applications were on-hold until the governments of the two nations resolved the issues within themselves.
This decision will impact all the nationals of Nigeria seeking to travel to the United Arab Emirates.
A source from Wakanow has confirmed the story, stating that (The news) is accurate. (The statement) was issued yesterday. The Dubai immigration has not specified when the ban would lift. However, for now, everything is on hold.
The Immigration authorities of the UAE stated that “All applications submitted for Dubai now stand rejected. It is general for Nigerians, and approvals are currently on hold.
The notice to the travel agencies in Nigeria advises them to inform (their) customers to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments.
The media spoke to the customer representative from Air Peace. From the conversation, the press official, interviewing the customer representative, has reported that the Peace Airline is still flying to Dubai with those who already have valid visas.
Following this, The customer representative added that if any changes were to occur regarding flights for Nigerians, the airline would duly communicate the same to their clients.
Additionally, he stated that The airline had raised no issue so far.
The ban has proved disastrous for Nigerians seeking travel to the UAE.