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Presidency clarifies UAE is yet to lift visa restrictions on Nigerians


March 6, 2024

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is yet to lift the visa ban on Nigeria, according to the presidency. 

The Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President, Bayo Onanuga, said the UAE has not resumed visa issuance to Nigerians, and any document in circulation to the contrary is not authorized either by the Nigerian government or the UAE 

The UAE had in October 2022 banned Nigerians and citizens from 19 other African countries from entering its borders.

Following the move, the country’s authorities issued a notice to travel agents and trade partners to reject all applications.