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UAE, Mexico announce visa waiver

UAE, Mexico announce visa waiver

Citizens of each country can now travel between without a visa

The UAE and Mexico have announced visa exemptions for citizens travelling s to both countries.

UAE ambassador to Mexico Ahmed Hatem Al Menhali signed the memorandum with Mexican undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Carlos de Icaza

Under the terms, citizens with regular UAE or Mexico passports will be granted visa-free entry to each country.

“Al Menhali praised the historic occasion and described it as the crowning of their intense bilateral efforts while noting its advantages. He also thanked the Mexican authorities, who contributed to its success,” state news agency WAM reported.

The announcement comes less than a month after Dubai carrier Emirates said it was scrapping a route to Mexico via Barcelona after it was unable to get permission to operate the service daily.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates scraps plans for Mexico City route via Barcelona

The UAE has rapidly climbed up citizenship firm Henley & Partners’ Passport Index in recent years to become the most powerful passport in the Middle East.

In the most recent edition, released last month, it ranked 21st from 62nd back in 2006.

This followed a number of visa wavers this year including with Canada and Ireland.

Read: Canada announces visa waiver for UAE citizens

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