UAE Suspends Three-month Tourist Visa to Nigerians after Dubai Robbery – Independent Observers

UAE Suspends Three-month Tourist Visa to Nigerians after Dubai Robbery

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By Kunle Adedoyin

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended the issuance of three months visa to Nigerians.

Afric Holidays, a travels and tours firm, confirmed this development on its Instagram page Wednesday with a statement.

“Nigerian Passport holders are no longer eligible to three months UAE Tourist Visa.

“Nigerian Passport holders are now restricted to one month, 96 hours and 48 hours UAE Tourist Visas till further notice,” the statement read.

The decision by UAE is coming two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (N225.4 million) in Sharjai, Dubai, UAE.

The suspects were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozoh, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alisi and Chile Micah Ndunagu.

It remains unknown if the new visa policy is a direct consequence of the robbery incident.

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