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Free UAE transit visa for tourists ‘good for economy’

The local economy will benefit from high tourist spending if transit flyers are given free visas, according to travel experts. Image CreditMEGAN HIRONS MAHON, Gulf News WVNTR – (GulfNews) – Dubai:  A new policy promising free limited visas to transit passengers could potentially allow visitors to stay in the UAE for nearly a week, and […]

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Dubai Visa and Entry Information Your guide to applying for a visa to the UAE

WVNTR – The kind of visa you need to enter the UAE depends on several factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its duration. Currently, citizens of 48 countries apart from the GCC nations, can get visa on arrival. Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements […]

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Reports: US to Change Visa Policy for Chinese Students

FILE -In this May 2012 file photo, Chinese students wait outside the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China. WVNTR – (VOA) – U.S. news reports said Friday that the State Department was expected to change its policy later this month for some visas issued to Chinese students. The Associated Press reported […]

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South Africa sees decline in Chinese tourist arrivals

Durban International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa   WVNTR – (Xinhua) — The number of Chinese tourists visiting South Africa declined by 17 percent last year, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Thursday. He did not elaborate on why fewer Chinese tourists visited South Africa. But strict visa requirements and security concerns are believed to […]

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Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with Visas

WVNTR – Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes, who went missing during the Commonwealth Games, must give themselves up or face being deported. Eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a Rwandan para-powerlifting coach went missing from the April 4 April 15 Games at […]

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Majority of illegal migrants to Canada in 2018 are Nigerians with U.S. travel visas

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer informs a migrant couple of the location of a legal border station, shortly before they illegally crossing from Champlain, N.Y., to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Charles Krupa/Associated Press WVN – OTTAWA — Canadian officials in Nigeria are working with the U.S. on developing tools […]

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