(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today that citizens of 13 European Union member states, who hold ordinary passports, will be exempted from the need to acquire pre-entry visas to the UAE with effect from 22nd March, 2014, in implementation of the decision taken by the UAE Cabinet in this regard.
The countries are: Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgari
As a result of the above decision, citizens of all 28 countries in the EU will beallowed to enter the UAE without having to previously apply for a visa, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM
The Ministry statement added that all necessary measures have been taken by the Ministry of the Interior to implement the decision at all UAE points of entr
The statement went on to say that these exemptions will enhance political relations between the UAE and European Union, will help to further develop economic ties and bilateral trade and will also help to encourage mutual investment, while promoting tourism both to and from these countrie