Greece supports visa-waiver for UAE nationals

Greece has repeatedly and strongly supported and championed for exempting the UAE nationals from the need to obtain a Schengen Visa, the Embassy of Greece said in a statement on Sunday.



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Published: Mon 18 Mar 2013, 9:22 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:26 AM

“Greece is committed to continue playing a protagonistic role in this matter, until a positive outcome is reached and a Schengen visa-free regime for UAE citizens is in place,” it added.

In this regard, the Foreign Minister of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos sent a letter to the European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom requesting that the UAE be included to the group of third countries that are going to be transferred to the Annex II of the relevant EC Regulation, listing third countries whose citizens do not require a visa in order to travel to the Schengen Area.


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