UAE Slaps Visa Ban on Nigeria: The United Arab Emirates government on Friday announced a visa ban on Nigerians, adding that all submitted applications are rejected and fees non-refundable.
The ban was announced in a notice issued by UAE immigration authorities to its trade partners in Nigeria including travel agencies.
The Dubai authorities announced that all applications were halted until problems between the governments of the UAE and Nigeria were handled.
“All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. It is general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.
“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments,” the notice to Nigerian.
A source from Wakanow, who confirmed the story said, “It is true, it was issued yesterday. The Dubai immigration did not state when the ban would be lifted but for now, everything is on hold.”
It was also gathered that a Nigerian airline is still flying to Dubai with those who already have valid visas. However, a representative of the company added that if any changes were to occur as regards flights for Nigerians, it would be duly communicated, adding that no issue had been raised at the moment.