UAE Implements Shocking Visa Ban on 20 Countries, Effective Immediately!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced a visa ban on individuals from 20 African countries who intend to visit Dubai, as reported by DW Africa. This ban is effective immediately. The affected countries include 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, and Uganda.

According to DW Africa, one of the reasons behind the ban is the issue of individuals arriving on visit visas and subsequently overstaying in the country, engaging in illegal work without obtaining legal authorization for their stay. This development follows Nigeria's recent announcement that Nigerians under the age of 40 will no longer be granted tourist visas to the UAE, except for those applying for family visas. The UAE has introduced a new visa regime specifically restricting tourist visas for individuals under 40 years of age.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Ghana and other African countries have faced travel restrictions to Dubai. Emirates Airline previously declared on December 28, 2021, that eight African nations, including Ghana, Angola, Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cote d'Ivoire, and Ethiopia, would not be permitted to travel to or through Dubai until further notice due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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