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Entry visas abolished for 33 countries

posted on 21/03/2001: 892 views


The Ministry of Interior announced yesterday it will grant citizens of 33 European, American and Far Eastern countries entry without a visa. The decision, which takes effect immediately, is intended to boost friendly relations with countries that have common interests with the UAE, according to the ministry's Relations and Moral Guidance Department.



The European countries involved are France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino and Liechtenstein.



Visitors from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong will also be allowed to enter the UAE without first obtaining a visit visa.



Travellers from the United Kingdom already enjoy this facility. Visitors from the UK receive an automatic 28-day visit visa on arrival. (The Gulf News)

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