Friday, August 7, 2020

UAE Denise Claims of restriction travel of Nigerias to Her Country


The purported travel restrictions between the UAE and Nigeria, and in an affirmation of the growing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, the UAE Embassy in Abuja denies the accuracy of the information contained in these reports.

In a meeting held on Thursday August 6, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy in Abuja  denied claims of restricting travels of Nigerians from entering the country, following the  crimes of Nigerian internet fraudster Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi. 

Following the conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.

Hushpuppi faces a statutory maximum sentences of 20 years in a US federal prison.

In a statement released following unverified claims of suspending different categories of visa to Nigerians, the embassy noted that the UAE took a number of precautionary measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus including the temporary suspension on issuing UAE visas for all nationalities as of March 2020.

The UAE eased some measures on July 7, after entering the recovery phase of the pandemic, permitting visitors from various countries to adhere to the necessary precautionary measures.

This includes showing negative PCR test results within 92 hours of travelling to the UAE including those visiting from Nigeria.

"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.


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