UAE to include visa fees and mechanisms to increase the number of visitors

The UAE Cabinet is working to permit travellers travelling through the country’s airports a one-day transit visa, as per a statement from state news agency WAM.

The statement mentioned, “With increasing numbers of transit passengers across UAE airports, the UAE Cabinet is looking into ways to enhance transit visa procedures and allow stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the city.”

Passengers halting through the UAE’s airports comprised of 70 percent of total passengers, as per the statement, and an “enhanced entry-visa system would have a huge potential to benefit local tourism and economy.”

Migrants from several countries at present need to apply for a visa prior to travel to visit the UAE and step outside of its airports. Transit passengers are presently qualified for a 96 hour visa at UAE airports unless they fulfil certain terms and conditions incorporating carrying a hotel booking for the duration of their stay and that the time between flights into and out of the UAE does not cost less than 8 hours.

“The working group, led by Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, will propose a general policy for transit visas,” the statement stated, adding that the policy “will include visa fees and mechanisms to increase the number of visitors”.

 

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