UAE announces visa-waiver deal with Chile

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UAE nationals can now travel to Chile without pre-entry visas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced.

The move was made effective from December 16, and comes after a memorandum of understanding was signed between the UAE and the Republic of Chile in November to exempt Emirati and Chilean nationals carrying ordinary passports from obtaining pre-entry visas while travelling to both countries.

Ahmed Saeed Ilham Al Dhaheri, assistant under-secretary for consular affairs at the Ministry, said holders of ordinary UAE passports can now enter Chile without pre-entry visa and stay up to 90 days, according to state media agency WAM. He added that the signing of the MoU would further strengthen cooperation between the UAE and Chile in areas of tourism, trade and investment.

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“Introducing such distinguished consular services is among the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership to ensure welfare and happiness for Emirati citizens around the world,” he said.

Source Credit: Gulf business


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