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Japan exempts UAE nationals from visa requirements upon entry from Nov. 1

The date of the new entry rules will be announced within the next few days. (AFP)
The date of the new entry rules will be announced within the next few days. (AFP)
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14 Oct 2022 04:10:28 GMT9
14 Oct 2022 04:10:28 GMT9

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DUBAI: The UAE Embassy in Japan announced on Friday that UAE nationals are officially exempt from visa requirements when visiting Japan. 

Starting Nov. 1, holders of ordinary UAE passports will be able to travel to Japan without visa requirements, provided that the duration of each visit does not exceed 30 days. A negative PCR result must be obtained 72 hours before departure to Japan, alternatively a vaccination certificate with three approved vaccines must be presented. 

In September, during a meeting with Japan Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa, UAE Special Envoy to Japan Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber stressed that Japan’s announcement is a result of the UAE’s diplomacy efforts under the supervision of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

He added that the step contributes to facilitating cooperation and mobility, and will encourage tourism, cultural and academic exchanges, in addition to finding new cooperation opportunities for the establishment of business, trade and investment.

Al Jaber also stressed that the UAE and Japan have strong strategic relations, which aims to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries to serve common interests by encouraging more diplomatic, economic and political participation, trade and investment.

The Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology also met the Japanese Minister of Digital Transformation KONO Taro in Tokyo on Sept. 28.

Kono also expressed his appreciation to Al Jaber for attending the former prime minister’s state funeral; both ministers exchanged gratitude for this year’s 50 year anniversary that ties both countries together representing a milestone for exploring new opportunities.

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