CEM REPORT, TRAVEL | Nigerians seeking to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will have to make other plans as the UAE immigration authorities have imposed a visa ban on Nigerians seeking to visit the oil-rich country.
The UAE immigration also noted that previously submitted applications will be rejected and fees paid are non-refundable.
This is according to a report issued yesterday by Dubai authorities to its trade partners in Nigeria, including travel agencies, Nairametrics reports.
The development is the latest in a series of back and forth between the Nigerian authorities and the UAE immigration authorities on visa restrictions and their engagement with Nigerians who wish to visit.
“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 UAE immigration has so far given no reason for the ban.