The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that it would begin the issuance of visas to Nigerians from Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement on Wednesday via a post on his Twitter handle.
Sirika had announced on September 30, that the UAE had written to state that they would issue visas to Nigerians, a development that made the Federal Government lift the ban it had earlier placed on Emirates Airlines.
“UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria,” the minister had tweeted.
He had further stated that the “commencement of the visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation.”
Providing an update on the visa issuance matter with the UAE, the minister said that the Arab nation had confirmed that it would start issuing visas to Nigerians.
“UAE confirmed that they will begin issuance of visas from 8th of October, 2020.
“Travellers to have a return ticket, hotel booking, negative PCR result and a health insurance (similar to Schengen requirement).
“Health insurance can be paid through travel agents,” Sirika tweeted.
The visa concern issuance between Nigeria and UAE had warranted the ban on the operations of Emirates Airlines from flying into Nigeria.