The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has announced that henceforth, travellers to the United Arab Emirates must possess confirmed return ticket, negative COVID-19 test result and valid health insurance covering the duration of stay.
The Polymerase Chain Reaction test is expected to be taken within 96 hours before departure.
The CGI in a statement issued by the NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, in Abuja in Tuesday, explained that a visitor must also have confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of stay in UAE or address of residence of relatives hosting him.
Apart from the PCR test, the other requirements are not applicable for official visits.
It said, “The CGI, Muhammad Babandede wishes to communicate new visa regulations introduced by the UAE’s authority in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service hereby, advises all UAE-bound passengers to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria and repatriation from the country concerned due to non-compliance.”