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82 nationalities can now enter the UAE with visa on arrival 

Check out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs site to see if you qualify.

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will grant visa on arrival for 82 countries. Depending on their country of origin, visitors can receive entry visas valid for 30 days, which can be extended by 10 days, or 90 days.

The UAE Digital Government also confirmed that citizens from the GCC can enter the UAE without a visa or sponsor. GCC visitors must present a passport issued by a GCC nation or their ID card at a UAE entry port.

Indian citizens with ordinary passports who hold a US visit visa or resident card, or a resident visa from the UK and EU countries, can obtain a 14-day visa on arrival. Plus, the visa can be extended for another 14 days.

Citizens from 115 countries still require a pre-approved visa before arriving in the UAE. Certain international travellers can receive entry visas valid for either 30 days, which can be extended for 10 days or 90 days. 

If you’re not sure if you qualify for a visa on arrival in the UAE, then visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs site. The site lists countries, and explains if visitors need a visa or if they are exempt. 

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GO: Visit www.mofa.gov.ae for more information.

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