Yesterday, Air Peace announced the permanent suspension of its Dubai operations due to Nigerians’ inability to obtain visas.
The management of Airpeace announced via a press release that their operations would cease as of Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
The statement reads, “We hereby inform the public, especially our Dubai passengers, that effective from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, we shall be suspending our Dubai operations till further notice.
“This is consequent upon the persisting non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travellers by the government of the United Arab Emirates and the accompanying inconveniences.
“Air Peace has been operating into UAE even with the country’s recent travel restrictions, but given the heightening hurdles Nigerian travellers are facing in accessing the country, it has become imperative that we halt our operations to that destination.”
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) had in October, 2022, issued a notice to it’s trade partners in Nigeria, including travel agents over visa ban on Nigerians.It had read, “All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected.
The rejections will be sent in batches.The rejections are general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment. There will be no refund for rejected applications. “Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.