VFS Global resumes UAE tourist visa services

VFS Global resumes UAE tourist visa services for Indian travellers

The reopening of borders to the UAE is a reassuring move for the travel industry

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VFS Global has resumed UAE tourist visa services for Indians. 

The UAE announced the reopening of borders for Indian travellers ahead of the Expo 2020 trade fair scheduled to commence on 1 October 2021.

Travellers will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 Test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample and from approved health service, which uses the QR code System, as well as Rapid PCR Test report conducted at the departure airport 6 hours prior to departure, provided with a QR code system. No GDRFA or ICA approval is required for tourists travelling to the UAE.

The reopening of borders to the UAE is a reassuring move for the travel industry, with the United Arab Emirates being among the most popular destinations for Indians, especially with the Expo 2020 Dubai around the corner. We wish all our customers safe travels,” said Noel Swain, Business Head – Schengen, eVisa and Passport Services, VFS Global.

According to a press statement, customers can apply for their visas on www.emirates.com or at one of our Dubai Visa Processing Centres in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram, which are currently operating on limited days of the week.

VFS Global is an official ticket reseller for Expo 2020 Dubai in GCC, India, China, Russia, UK and Germany. Dubbed the World’s Greatest Show, Expo 2020 will be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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