The United Arab Emirates, UAE has responded to information circulating that it has placed a travel restriction on Nigerians entry into the country.
This is contained in an official statement by the Embassy of the UAE in Abuja.
In the statement, the UAE denied the accuracy of the information contained in the reports on the grounds that there is a friendly and growing bilateral relationship between the two countries.
The UAE said at the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, the UAE took precautionary measures to combat the virus’ spread, including the temporary suspension of issuing UAE visas for all nationalities of March 1, 2020.
According to the statement, travel between the two countries has remained limited due to the closure of Nigerian airspace, adding that the UAE Embassy in Abuja continues to work closely with the Nigerian Government to obtain the necessary approvals to facilitate travel between the two countries.