The United Arab Emirates (UAE) says it didn’t confine Nigerians from visiting the nation.
The UAE international safe haven in Abuja in an announcement on Thursday said web based life reports saying it confined goes from Nigeria are bogus.
A Twitter client had guaranteed the UAE suspended various classifications of visa to Nigerians after it captured Hushpuppi for supposed misrepresentation.
Hushpuppi, a Nigerian whose genuine name is Ramoni Igbalode, was captured in the UAE in June for affirmed digital violations.
Talking on the case which TheCable had answered to be bogus, the UAE said Nigeria is among the nations that it permitted passage in the wake of facilitating limitations to battle COVID-19.
The announcement read: “because of late press and internet based life reports with respect to indicated travel limitations between the UAE and Nigeria, and in an attestation of the developing two-sided relations between the two amicable nations, the UAE Embassy in Abuja precludes the precision from claiming the data contained in these reports.
“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE took various prudent steps to battle the infection’s spread, remembering the transitory suspension for giving UAE visas for all nationalities as of March 17, 2020.
“Subsequent to entering the recuperation period of the pandemic, the UAE facilitated a few measures on July 7, allowing guests from different nations to hold fast to the fundamental careful steps, including by indicating negative PCR test results inside 92 hours of heading out to the UAE. This incorporates those meeting from Nigeria.”
It said travel between the UAE and Nigeria has stayed constrained inferable from the conclusion of Nigeria’s airspace, including: “the UAE Embassy in Abuja keeps on working intimately with the Nigerian Government to get the fundamental endorsements to encourage travel between the two nations”.