UAE statement regarding setting the date for activating the unified visa system
The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced the date of activation of the unified tourist visa system for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
The United Arab Emirates has revealed the start date for the country's unified visa system.
The date that the United Arab Emirates government has set for the activation of the unified tourist visa system for the nations that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council has been announced.
The unified Gulf tourist visa will enter into force before 2025
It is anticipated that the unified Gulf tourist visa will become operational before the year 2025, The Minister of Economy, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, stated that the tourism ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries approved the unified Gulf tourist visa during their seventh meeting, which was recently held in the Sultanate of Oman. He indicated that the ministers will discuss the procedures for implementing this visa during the following month. The seventh meeting of the tourism ministers of the GCC countries was recently held in the Sultanate of Oman. It must first receive approval from the Interior Ministry of each GCC country in order to be presented to the leaders gathering at the subsequent Gulf Summit. In statements to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, he also mentioned that after the visa is authorized, rules and laws would be enacted in order to put it into effect. It is anticipated that it will go into effect between the years 2024 and 2025, but this will be contingent on the preparation of the internal regulations of the nations that are part of the "Cooperation" group.
Advantages of the unified visa for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries
The Gulf Cooperation Council countries would benefit from a single visa in a number of ways, Bin Touq added that individuals who obtain the new visa will be able to use it as a single tourist visa to enter six different countries. It focuses on luring visitors and persuading them to remain in the nations that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council for extended periods of time, which would improve economic integration in the Gulf. He pointed out that the next stage needs conducting research on a unified Gulf tourism road that connects the GCC countries in a single path that is taken by international tourists on longer trips than thirty days. This is done in order to take advantage of the unified Gulf tourist visa after it has been applied for.