The Rwandan Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dismissed recent media reports claiming that the UAE has issued a visa ban for Rwandans.
The Embassy stated this via its Twitter account adding that Rwandan citizens continue to benefit from all categories of UAE visas, including a visit visa.
The notice comes after several media reports claimed that Rwanda was among 20 African countries that had been blacklisted for obtaining visas to the United Arab Emirates.
“The Embassy takes this opportunity to advise Rwandans on the new UAE visa reforms which were officially launched on October 3,” the statement read in part.
In the new reforms, Rwandans, like other nationalities who apply for a visit visa, are requested to comply with the new measures such as providing proof of hotel reservation for the duration of stay, return ticket and valid continuation.
Also, an invitation letter from the host with address, phone number and a copy of the host’s UAE ID or passport, sufficient funds of a minimum of 5,000 UAE dirhams, preferably in cash or by card.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Rwanda in 1995, the two nations have maintained a strong and exceptional partnership that has continued to grow and prosper.