flagship carrier Emirates Airline has said it will offer $61 visas for Canadian
citizens in the wake of last week’s sharp visa fee hikes for Canadians.
96-hour and 30-day visas are available and these will be issued via email
within three to four working days,” an Emirates spokesperson told Arabian Business.
“Ninety-six hour visas cost $61.50 and 30 day visas cost $74.50. Customers can
apply for a visa a maximum of 60 days before travel, and a minimum of four
international working days before departure.”
erupted last week after the UAE embassy in Ottawa said that Canadians seeking
six-month multiple-entry visas would now be required to pay $998. The visas had
previously been free of charge for a 30-day stay.
hikes were widely seen as retaliation to the government’s airspace governing body,
Transport Canada, and national carrier Air Canada’s refusal to allow additional
Emirates flights into major Canadian cities for fear of eating into their own
profits to major destinations in Europe and the Gulf.
and other Gulf airlines have been asking for extra flights into and out of
Canada, saying the six currently allotted flights are not enough to handle
Dhabi carrier Etihad is also offering also addressed the need for its Canadian
passengers to obtain UAE visas, through an online visa service. Passengers can
apply for a visit visa for a stay of 90 days; tourist visa for 30 days; entry
permit for 14 days; and transit visa for 96 hours.
visas offered for Canadians on the site are a visit visa for a stay of 90 day;
Tourist visa for 30 days; Entry Permit for 14 days; and Transit visa for 96
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