The United Arab Emirates has placed a ban on granting visas to Nigerians to travel into the country, Dockaysworld has learnt.
The Immigration authorities of the UAE made this known on Friday in a statement which stated that that all submitted applications are rejected and fees non-refundable.
It was gathered that the announcement was made on Friday in a notice issued to its trade partners in Nigeria including travel agencies.
The status quo is set to be maintained till the UAE government and the Nigerian government come to a resolution despite the reason for the decision being undisclosed at the moment.
The latest decision made by the UAE immigration authorities is for all Nigerians seeking to travel to the UAE with Dubai usually being the location of choice.
“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 notice to Nigerian travel agents declared.
A source from Wakanow, who confirmed the story said,
“It is true, it was issued yesterday. The Dubai immigration did not state when the ban would be lifted but for now, everything is on hold.”