United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned issuing tourist visas to citizens of 20 African nations, including Ghana, Nigeria, and Sudan.
Details indicate that numerous tourists from these nations overstayed their visas, frequently working in the UAE without obtaining a valid visa.
Nigeria announced a month ago that its nationals under 40 would not be granted tourist visas to the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has altered its visa policies and ceased issuing tourist visas to younger Nigerians, with the exception of those who were joining their family there.
The full list of 20 African nations whose citizens are prohibited from travelling to Dubai includes Ghana,Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi, Republic of Guinea, Gambia, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal Benin, Ivory Coast, Congo, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Comoros, Uganda.
Eight African countries were prohibited from travelling to or transiting via Dubai as of December 29, 2021, according to Emirates, a well-known airline located in Dubai. It arrived as a result of worries regarding the COVID-19 Omicron variation. The list at that time includes nations like Kenya, Ghana, and Uganda.