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Updated 02 November 2022
Amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the United Arab Emirates imposed a ban on visas from citizens of select countries. This ban has attracted much attention, especially in the Gulf region, due to its sudden application. However, a lot of things change since then. In 2022, the UAE opened its door to most countries worldwide.
Read on to find out more about the latest update on UAE’s visa ban.
UAE visa ban
According to reports from the African news portal, the United Arab Emirates has prohibited citizens of almost 20 African nations from entering Dubai, the country’s capital.
The following countries will be affected by the recent decision introduced by authorities in UAE:
- Sierra Leone
- Ghana, Sudan
- Republic of Guinea
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Ivory Coast
- Guinea Bissau
- Burkina Faso
- Dominican Republic.
Any applications for 30-day visas from the countries mentioned above will be sent back or cancelled effective from October 18, 2022, until further notice.