UAE Bans Nationals of 20 Countries From Coming to Dubai

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned visas for people from 20 African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, and Sudan, wanting to visit Dubai, as reported by DW Africa.

According to the details, many visitors from these countries overstayed their visas, often working in the UAE without making their stay legal.

A month ago, Nigeria stated that its citizens below 40 will not get tourist visas for the UAE. This was because the UAE had changed its visa rules and stopped giving tourist visas to younger Nigerians, except if they were joining their families there.

Here is the complete list of 20 African countries whose nationals have been banned from visiting Dubai:

  • 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
  • Uganda

It is also worth noting that this is not the first time African countries have faced travel restrictions to Dubai.

On 29 December 2021, Emirates, a leading Dubai-based airline, barred passengers from eight African nations from traveling to or transiting through Dubai. It came due to concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The list then included countries like Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya.

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  • If the reports are accurate, this would represent a commendable initiative by the UAE. Certain individuals have been engaged in illicit activities, and the UAE’s security agencies have demonstrated a strong commitment to safeguarding all residents. I am of the opinion that if this determination has been reached, it is undoubtedly underpinned by sound reasoning.

    • Who has done illicit activities more than Indians and Pakistanis? Why haven’t they been banned? This is a selective persecution. No nationality that has never done an illicit activity in UAE including the locals. But often time African nationals are slammed with ban. Too bad.

      • لا تقارن السكان المحليين مع جميع الجنسيات !! في النهاية هذه بلدهم وان قاموا بأنشطة غير شرعية فهم لن يهربوا من بلدهم اما باقي الجنسيات يفعلون امور وجرائم ويهربون ، قرار سليم اكثر المشاكل من الافارقة في الامارات وليس من الباكستانيين او الهنود ولكن كذلك الهنود والباكستانيين ليس افضل منكم

      • It’s a welcome idea. We can create our own Dubai in Africa… It’s possible. We have the resources.. let’s develop Africa..

  • What would gain from spreading FAKE NEWS about Africa?

    I think Pakistan, India and some other Asian countries were rather under ban in the UAE.

  • Better you concetrate on pakistan and Asia at large rather than poking your nose into african affairs.#peace👍

  • This is a selective rubbish. All African countries combined have never and can never commit the sort of atrocities that have been committed by Pakistani and Indians.

  • It would be commendable if someone provided verified news updates like a responsible editor. Instead, you’re behaving like a typical Pakistani, needlessly interfering in diplomatic issues of other countries. 20 African countries have been banned from obtaining visas for the UAE. You know what the problem is? People like you, who lack credible sources to back their claims. It would have been better if you had focused on updating about the issues faced by those cities from which people are prohibited from obtaining UAE visit visas. Here’s a list that my agent provided me when I was applying for a visit visa.

    Dear Trade Partners,

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah immigration has banned Pakistan birth cities for Visa.
    Please check on priority.

    1. Larkana
    2. Hunza
    3. Parachinar
    4. Attock
    5. Nawabshah
    6. Sukkur
    7. Kohat
    8. Hangu
    9. Muzzafargarh
    10. Skardu
    11. Kotli, AJK
    12. Khurram Agency
    13. Kasur Pak
    14. Dera ismail khan
    15. Dera ghazi khan
    16. Bajaur agency
    17. Mohmand agency
    20. KASUR
    21. KHUSHAB

  • Discrimination, why did they exempt the Muslim community countries like turnisia , Morroco, Mali , Libya , chad, niger and others who are fully Muslim practicing countries, why targeting the French, American and England colonies?

  • Fake news ,
    visa is going for Nigeria citizen inside the country only those who are outside country are finding it difficult to get visa. But soon it will open. UAE is the best country for me.

  • It’s OK if they ban us we will go back home,, I know they need us,, they will again come for us

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