The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended issuance of three months visa to Nigerians.
A travels and tours firm, Afric Holidays, announced this in a terse statement through its Instagram page on Wednesday.
The statement read, “Nigerian Passport holders are no longer eligible to 3mths UAE Tourist Visa.
“Nigerian Passport holders are now restricted to 1 Month, 96 hrs & 48 hours UAE Tourist Visas till further notice.”
The notice is coming two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (app. N225.4 million) in Sharjai, Dubai.
The suspects were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozoh, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alisi and Chile Micah Ndunagu.
It remains unknown if the new visa policy is a direct consequence of the robbery incident.