Authorities in Dubai announced that Nigerian residents who want to visit the city will no longer be granted visas. A notice to business partners in Nigeria declared, “All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected.”
The authorities explained that the rejections can be sent in batches. The government said “The rejections are all general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.”
The UAE has decided to end its relationship with Nigerians, but only time will tell if this is a true ban.
The notice specified that no refunds would be made for rejected applications.
“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments,” the notice to Nigerian travel agents said.
There was no explanation provided for the sudden and drastic measure taken by the UAE.