UAE visa ban for Lebanese nationals to be lifted

The United Arab Emirates in the coming days will lift a temporary restriction on issuing visas to Lebanese nationals due to security concerns, a UAE official has said.

“Temporary restrictions are in place in response to security concerns. Temporary restrictions continuously undergo review and are subject to be lifted for specific categories of visas in the coming days,” the UAE official said.

Lebanese citizens have been reporting in recent weeks that visas for Lebanese outside the UAE were not being granted.

Two travel agents in Lebanon said they had not received any new instructions or changes to entry requirements to UAE.