The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers after almost one year following a meeting between president Bola Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday.
It could be recalled that the United Arab Emirates had in October 2022 banned nationals of some twenty African countries, including Nigeria from entering its capital city, Dubai.
Royaltimes gathered that the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, both Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria.
The statement also added that as negotiated between the two heads of state, the restoration of flight activities does not involve any immediate payment by the Nigerian government.
Reacting to the agreement, president Tinubu commended the UAE President, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his unalloyed friendship and his determined effort to join hands with him to fully normalize and reset to excellence, the standard of relations between the two important countries.