Amer Al-alwi, the UAE ambassador to Ghana, has denied claims that Ghana has received a visa ban from the United Arab Emirates.
According to a Monday report by DW Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has declared a visa ban on citizens of 20 African nations wishing to travel to Dubai.
The Germany-based news outlet reported that the ban takes immediate effect and affected countries are Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi, Republic of Guinea, Gambia, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Congo, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Comoros and Uganda.
However, Amer Al-alwi claimed that the reports are just rumors in an interview with JoyNews’ Samuel Mbura.
“There is nothing official regarding or relating to the news. There is no official statement from my government or other government so the daily work routine is the same, nothing has changed until we find an official statement we cannot talk about it,” he said.
He also disclosed that the UAE has changed its policy on foreigners’ need for visas.
“We have adjusted the new visa system which is more flexible with the foreigner which makes the UAE easy to reach but for the ban, I can assure you we have no official statement about it,” he explained.
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