COVID-19: Visas on arrival made available to 70 countries

19 Aug 21

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Authorities recently announced that passengers from 70 countries do not need to apply for visitor visas before traveling to Abu Dhabi.

Key Points:

  • Under a change that took effect Aug. 17, individuals from 70 countries may obtain visitor visas upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.
    • The list includes travelers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, the U.S. and the U.K.
  • If individuals are already in the UAE, and their resident visas have been cancelled or tourist visas have expired, they may apply for a long-term single-entry tourist visa.
  • More information on different available visitor visas can be found here.

Additional Information: Indian citizens are now eligible to apply for a visa upon arrival in Abu Dhabi if they have a passport with at least 6 months of validity and a U.S. visitor visa, U.S. green card or hold U.K. or EU residency that is valid for at least 6 months. All pre-arranged entry visas, including new residence visas, that were issued before March 17, 2020, have now been canceled.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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