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Air Peace halts Dubai flights over visa ban

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Air Peace announced yesterday that it would suspend its Dubai operations indefinitely due to Nigerians’ inability to obtain visas to the country.

The airline announced in a press release, a copy of which was provided to NewsXtra, that its operations will cease on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

The statement reads, “We hereby inform the public, especially our Dubai passengers, that effective from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, we shall be suspending our Dubai operations till further notice.

“This is consequent upon the persisting non-issuance of visas to Nigerian travellers by the government of the United Arab Emirates and the accompanying inconveniences.

“Air Peace has been operating into UAE even with the country’s recent travel restrictions, but given the heightening hurdles Nigerian travellers are facing in accessing the country, it has become imperative that we halt our operations to that destination.”

“We shall provide further updates as the situation progresses. Passengers whose flights are affected by this development can mail our Call Center Team- callcenter@flyairpeace.com – attend to their concerns.”

NewsXtra recalls that in October 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sent a notice to its trade partners in Nigeria, including travel agents, regarding a visa ban on Nigerians.

It had read, “All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. The rejections will be delivered in groups.

“Nigerians are generally rejected, and approvals are currently on hold. There will be no refunds for applications that are denied.

“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2-A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments.”