Visitors and tourists from several countries can enter the Gulf state of the United Arab Emirates with the help of a visa that is issued upon arrival.
More than 70 countries can now receive a visa upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, according to a recent update to the UAE government's official digital portal list.
The UAE Digital Government's official account made an announcement informing would-be visitors that "some nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival to the UAE, while others need to apply for a visa in advance." The announcement continued by listing, country by country, the countries whose citizens are eligible to obtain a visa upon arrival in the UAE.
The United Arab Emirates has recently set lofty goals for the tourism industry, hoping to bring in $123 billion to the economy by 2031, along with 40 million hotel visitors annually.
See below for a full rundown of the nationalities that can get visas on arrival for 30, 90, or 180 days and the requirements and restrictions that apply to each.
The following countries can obtain visas valid for 30 days on arrival
A 30-day visa can be obtained upon arrival for citizens of the countries listed below:
• Hong Kong, China
• Macau, China
• New Zealand
• Republic of Ireland
• San Marino
• United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
• United States of America
• Vatican City
Visa on arrival for 90 days
• Costa Rica
• Czech Republic
• El Salvador
• Hong Kong
• Russian Federation
• St. Vincent and the Grenadines
• Solomon Islands
• South Korea
• Vatican City
Holders of genuine Mexican passports can obtain a 180-day visa upon arrival. Certain Indian nationals can obtain a visa upon arrival without being on the automatic visa on arrival list, provided they have a valid passport and one of the following: You need a valid visa, such as a UK or EU residence permit, a UK or EU visitor's visa, or a US Green Card.
It's worth noting that the UAE government might change the list of nations that qualify for visas on arrival at any time.Also read
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