Emiratis, You Can Now Travel To Japan Visa-Free From November 1

by Deeplata Garde
Emiratis, You Can Now Travel To Japan Visa-Free From November 1

Gone are the days of scheduling your visa appointment or standing in long queues. Soon, United Arab Emirates nationals won’t need to apply for a visa in advance to visit Japan. Beginning November 1, Emirati nationals will be able to visit Japan visa-free. Their stay can extend up to 30 days without a visa for leisure or business. The initiative has a detailed motive to launch this service for Emiratis.

Travel Visa-Free To Japan From UAE

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According to a statement released by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, the agreement intends to increase bilateral commerce, business, and investment.

A 50-year-old alliance between the UAE and Japan is still being strengthened. Since the 1950s, the UAE has been one of Japan’s primary oil suppliers, currently meeting 20% of its requirements.

In order to achieve its goal of strategic relationships, the UAE has looked to various Asian nations, notably Japan. Over $14 billion has been invested by Japanese companies in the United Arab Emirates.

One of the first nations to establish diplomatic ties with the UAE was Japan in 1971.

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Who Are Eligible To Fall Under This Category?

The visa waiver deal goes into effect as visitors return to Japan after over two years of rigorous COVID-19 restrictions. The three immunisations must be approved by Japan, and the traveller must show proof of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before departure or a vaccination certificate.

So now is the time to take the plunge if you were waiting to travel to  Japan.

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