Effective from 6 July, nationals of UAE would not be required to apply for pre-entry visa requirements when they visit Sao Tome and Principe, said the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Consular Affairs, said that the memo the ministry had received from the foreign affair ministry of Sao Tome and Principe confirmed that the waiver would be effective from 6 July 2017, allowing UAE nationals to stay in the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe for up to 15 days.
Al Dhaheri was quoted by Khaleej Times as saying that the move of Sao Tome and Principe indicates the high standing of the UAE globally and the developing bilateral relations between both countries, opening up new prospects for Emiratis in sectors of investment, commerce and tourism.
According to him, this exemption reflects the UAE’s addition to the list of the diplomatic achievements recently and indicates the success accomplished in boosting the passport strength of the UAE, elevating its influence the globally as part of the initiative of the UAE Passport Force, objective of which is to place the State’s passport on the five most important passports list in the world by 2021, following the pronouncements of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
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