The United Arab Emirates has said it has not suspended issuance of three-month tourist visa to Nigerian passport holders.
The UAE Embassy in Nigeria said on its Twitter handle, which was also shared on its Instagram page.
News on social media claimed that Nigerian passport holders were no longer eligible to three months UAE visa Instead, the visa will be restricted to just one month.
The rumored suspension followed the arrest of five Nigerians for armed robbery in UAE’s third largest city Sharjah.
Although Sharjah Police Department told a press conference on March 31 that the five persons who were alleged to have stolen millions from Al Ansari Exchange were Africans nationals, UAE local media said the five persons were Nigerians.