By Kasim Sumaina
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Wednesday confirmed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will begin issuance of Visas to intending travelers from 8th of October.
Sirika in a tweet said: “UAE confirmed that they will begin issuance of Visas from 8th of October, 2020. Travelers to have a return ticket, hotel booking, negative PCR result & a Health insurance (similar to Schengen requirement). Health insurance can be paid through travel agents/airline.”
Recall that the Nigerian government recently agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates from operating into and out of the country based on the undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE).
Sirika, had said that the commencement of the airline’s operations would however depend on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE.
He had disclosed that UAE had written that they agreed to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision had been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria, but added that “commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent.”