A travel advisory has been issued by the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, to travelers traveling to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, in line with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This information was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the Public Relations Officer, Sunday James.
James speaking on the travel advisory for the NIS said that travelers to the UAE are expected to possess a confirmed return ticket and a confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of stay in UAE.
They are to present the address of residence in the UAE or address of relatives with whom they would be staying with while in the UAE.
Travelers to the UAE from Nigeria are also expected to provide a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within 96 hours before departure.
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PCR is the dominant way of testing for COVID-19 across the globe.
Other documents to be presented include a Valid Health Insurance covering the duration of stay, and copies of trade licenses in the UAE and Nigeria, if applicable.
The requirements are not applicable on official visits, except the PCR test taken within 96 hours before departure,” NIS explained.
James speaking further advised travelers to the UAE to comply with the advisory to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria and the UAE’s repatriation.