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UAE visit visas of UK travellers extended after travel ban

Filed on January 29, 2021
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The visas will be extended for free, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


The UAE will extend the visit visas of British travellers affected by the UK's decision to impose a ban on travel to and from the UAE.

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The visas will be extended for free, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The ministry said the UAE will continue to maintain its role as an "important hub for travel and logistics, according to the highest standards of health and safety".

The UAE continues to address various challenges in the collective global effort against the pandemic in a "science-informed and measured manner, and is engaged in constant dialogue with experts and policy makers around the world".

Hend Al Otaiba, Director of Strategic Communications at the ministry, said: "The cornerstone of our fight against the pandemic has been PCR testing, awarding the UAE the highest testing rate per capita globally. In light of new variants in other parts of the world, the UAE has intensified efforts to mitigate these risks. New measures include requiring PCR tests for incoming travellers, imposing restrictions on entertainment venues, further limiting gatherings, and implementing awareness campaigns for the general public in a transparent and open manner.

"We are confident of our ambitious vaccination programme that is ranked second globally in doses administered per capita and have every confidence in our medical infrastructure and frontline workers," Al Otaiba added.

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