Ukrainians arriving in the UAE remain eligible for visas on arrival

UAE also confirms continued support for Ukrainians already in the Emirates

Travellers arrive at Dubai International Airport on February 21. AFP
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Ukrainians are eligible for visas on arrival to the UAE, says Faisal Lutfi, assistant undersecretary for consular affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

In a statement on Wednesday night, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation referred to media reports about the entry of Ukrainians to the UAE. Mr Lutfi confirmed Ukrainians can get visas on arrival.

"Concerning reports on the issuance of advance visas to Ukrainian nationals to enter the UAE, HE Faisal Lutfi, Assistant Undersecretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, has announced that Ukrainian nationals continue to be eligible for visa on arrival to the UAE," a statement read.

"The UAE also provides critical services to Ukrainian nationals in the UAE who require assistance, in coordination with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UAE."

On Wednesday, the UAE announced $5 million in humanitarian aid to benefit civilians impacted by the situation in Ukraine.

The contribution was made to the UN's Humanitarian Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan for Ukraine in line with the UAE’s emphasis on humanitarian solidarity in times of conflict.

The UAE underscored the importance of focusing on the deteriorating humanitarian situation for civilians by ensuring their protection and ensuring access for humanitarian agencies to help those affected.

The country is also focused on the safe passage for those seeking to leave the country without discrimination or obstacles, as stated during the UN Security Council’s meeting on the Ukranian humanitarian situation on February 28.

Updated: March 03, 2022, 5:53 AM