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Air Peace Suspends Dubai Flights Over Visa Ban

Air Peace has suspended flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates following the visa ban placed on Nigerians by that country.

Air Peace announced this in a statement on Monday, saying it would be suspending operations with effect from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, ‘till further notice.’

Recall that UAE carrier, Emirates Airlines, had earlier suspended its flights, citing the inability to repatriate ticket funds in addition to the reduced passengers on the route.

Air Peace said in the statement, “This is consequent upon the persisting non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travelers by the government of the United Arab Emirates and the accompanying inconveniences.

“Air Peace has been operating into the UAE even with the country’s recent travel restrictions, but given the heightening hurdles Nigerian travellers are facing in accessing the country, it has become imperative that we halt our operations to that destination. We shall provide further updates as the situation progresses.

“Passengers whose flights are affected by this development can mail our Call Centre to attend to their concerns.”

The UAE authorities had recently placed a visa ban on Nigerians.

No official reason was given for the ban, but the Dubai authorities said all visa applications were on-hold until issues between the UAE government and the Nigerian government were resolved.

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