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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:

  1. Uganda
  2. Sierra Leone
  3. Ghana, Sudan
  4. Cameroon
  5. Nigeria
  6. Burundi
  7. Liberia
  8. Republic of Guinea
  9. Togo
  10. Gambia
  11. Democratic Republic of Congo
  12. Senegal
  13. Benin
  14. Congo
  15. Ivory Coast
  16. Rwanda
  17. Guinea Bissau
  18. Burkina Faso
  19. Comoros
  20. 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.

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