UAE Suspends Issuance of Visitor Visas to Kenyans

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The United Arab Emirates has issued a travel advisory after temporarily suspending the issuance of Travel Visas to 11 countries, including Kenya.

Countries in the Suspension list include Kenya, Turkey, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria.

The gulf nation has issued the travel advisory following surging cases of Covid-19 in Kenya.

During this time of the year, millions flock into UAE -Dubai, which is among the leading tourist destinations globally.

However, according to the newsrooms’ statement, the travel advisory will not affect people already with Visas in the country.

The gulf nation recently started issuing “Golden Visas” to foreign Ph.D. holders and other highly skilled professionals.

The Golden Visa will allow the professionals to stay in the country for up to 10 years.

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Anthony Kiratu is the Founder of Finsolutions. He is a financial analyst with over 5 years experience in research, investment advisory, valuation and financial modelling. Anthony is a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is passionate about development of African Capital Markets through training of investors and dissemination of information for sound financial and investment decision making process. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Certified Investment and Financial Analyst course in the subjects of International Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Investment Analysis, and Fixed Income Securities. Email: anthony@finsolutions.co.ke Contact: +254 780216631

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