The United Arab Emirates (UAE) immigration authorities have announced a ban on visa applications from Nigerians.
Newsonspot reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities on Friday announced that it has slammed a total visa ban on Nigerians.
Dubai authorities, in a notice issued to its trade partners including travel agents, disclosed that all Dubai Visa applications submitted have now been rejected.
According to the notice, the authorities added that the rejections will be sent in batches. The rejections, the Dubai authorities said “are general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.”
The notice equally specified that there would be no refund for rejected applications.
“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments,” the notice to the Nigerian travel agents further declared.
No reason was given for the drastic measure taken by the UAE.
The rejections are said to be the latest decision made by the UAE Immigration authorities on their engagement with Nigerians.
Recalls that in August the UAE had set some strict conditions for Nigerians who want to travel to Dubai.
The conditions set by the UAE on its visa application page applied only to Nigerians, and those who wish to enter the country must fulfill them before being granted a visa.
Among the conditions, the Nigerian must provide detailed information and the address of their accommodation in the UAE, whether a hotel or residential, as well as a six-month Bank Statement and a return flight ticket.
These conditions had raised the concern of Nigerians who plan to travel to UAE for business or tourism.
For several months in 2021, Nigeria and UAE battled several diplomatic rows in aviation.