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UAE activates tourist entry visas for Israeli passport holders

UAE activates tourist entry visas for Israeli passport holders

Procedures on mutual visa waiver agreement between the two states are in process

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The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the activation of tourist entry visas through airlines and travel and tourism offices for Israeli passport holders until procedures for the constitutional ratification of the mutual visa waiver agreement between the two states are completed, according to a WAM report.

The move falls within bilateral cooperation between the UAE and the State of Israel following the signing of the Abraham Accords and aims to facilitate travel to the UAE for the time being.

The Abraham Accords include travel procedures for Emirati and Israeli citizens that are expected to enter into force shortly.

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The UAE Cabinet, on November 1, ratified the agreement between the UAE and Israel regarding the mutual exemption from entry visa requirements.

The UAE and Israel signed the Abraham Accords on September 15, 2020, opening a new page of relations between the two countries. The move was also aimed at enhancing stability and security in the region.

A UAE governmental delegation visited Israel on October 20 and discussed cooperation in the fields of investment, trade and technology. The two sides also signed agreements in various economic sectors.

Working groups are advancing several bilateral initiatives in various key sectors, including logistics, air links, tourism, cultural exchange, education, medicine, scientific research, and telecommunications.

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