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European Union - July 2015

Short stay visa no longer required for travellers from UAE to Europe

On 6 May 2015, the European Union and the United Arab Emirates waived the visa requirements for United Arab Emirates nationals visiting the Schengen* countries within Europe. Nationals from the United Arab Emirates may now stay in all Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a 180 day period without a short-stay visa.

* The Schengen countries are 26 European countries that have abolished passport and immigration controls at their joint borders.

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