Visa free travel to Uruguay approved for UAE citizens

Citizens of both countries will be able to travel visa free and stay for up to 90 days under new deal
Visa free travel to Uruguay approved for UAE citizens
By Staff writer
Thu 05 Apr 2018 02:57 PM

The UAE and Uruguay have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to adopt a visa waiver agreement for travelers between the two countries.

The MoU will apply to holders of diplomatic, special, official and regular passports from both nations, and will allow them to stay in both countries without obtaining a visa or paying fees for up to 90 days.

The agreement followed a meeting in Abu Dhabi between Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, the assistant minister for human rights and international law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Uruguayan deputy foreign minister Ariel Arutoro Bergamino Sosa.

Last month, it was reported that the UAE has climbed 11 positions on the Henley Passport Index last year, marking 34 positions over the past decade, with the country now sitting on the 27th place after gaining entry to China and Ireland earlier this year, providing its citizens visa-free access to a total of 140 global destinations.

The UAE also signed a visa-waiver agreement with Burkina Faso, which is set to come into effect in the coming months.

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