UAE Confirms Approval of Tourist Entry Visas for Israeli Passport Holders

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The UAE Foreign Ministry on Thursday confirmed the activation of tourist visas for Israeli passport holders via air companies and travel agencies, in light of the conclusion of the bilateral normalization deal.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said this in a statement.

The ministry said the activation of tourist entry visas through airlines and travel and tourism offices was for Israeli passport holders until procedures for the constitutional ratification of the mutual visa waiver agreement between the two states are completed.

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The move comes within the framework of bilateral cooperation following the signing of a U.S.-brokered peace agreement on Sept. 15, which envisaged establishing diplomatic ties and the full normalization of relations between the two countries.

The visa exemption agreement was ratified by the UAE government on Nov. 1, while Israel’s cabinet did so on Nov. 22. (Sputnik/NAN)

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