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Nigeria Responds To Rumors About Dubai Visa Ban

Nigeria Responds To Rumors About Dubai Visa Ban

ABUJA – Nigerian authorities have emphasized that Dubai has not removed the visa ban on its citizens, contrary to circulating social media rumors.

Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President, clarified that the UAE’s ban on visa issuance to Nigerians remains in effect.

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“UAE has not resumed visa issuance to Nigerians. The document circulating is unauthorized by both the Nigerian government and the UAE,” stated Onanuga on his Twitter handle on Tuesday evening.

In October 2022, the UAE imposed a ban on Nigerians and citizens from 19 other African nations, preventing their entry into its borders. Following this, the country’s authorities instructed travel agents and trade partners to reject all related applications. This visa ban has resulted in a diplomatic standoff between the two nations concerning travel restrictions.

Despite reports in September 2023 suggesting the visa ban had been lifted, UAE authorities declared such reports false. The ban on Nigerians traveling to Dubai remains intact.