Air Peace has suspended flights operations to the United Arab Emirates, over decision by the United Arab Emirates, UAE, enforcing Visa ban on Nigerians.
The airline said on Monday, “We hereby inform the public, especially our Dubai passengers, that effect from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, we shall be suspending Dubai operations till further notice.”
The development is coming less than a month after Dubai authorities notified of rejection notices of Visa applications by Nigerians.
“All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. It is general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.
“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit applications when the issue is resolved between both governments,” Dubai authorities said in a notice in October.
Air Peace described the persistent non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travellers by the government of the UAE and the accompanying inconveniences as a setback.
The Nigerian airline said it has been operating into the UAE with the recent travel restrictions, adding that “given the heightening hurdles Nigerians travellers are facing in accessing the country, it has become imperative that we halt our operations to that destination.”