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155 visa-free countries for UAE passport holders

Everyone dreams to have a world tour. Enjoy the different places without the length restrictions of the visa. The dream is finally becoming a reality with the Canadian Prime Minister Announcement.

What was the Announcement?

The Canadian Prime Minister announced on Monday night to lift visa restrictions for UAE nationals. This means that the UAE passport holders can enter freely into Canada without any restrictions of the visa.

The rank of UAE passport According to Henley Passport Index

According to 2018 Henley passport index, last month the UAE passport is the 23rd most powerful passport in the world. It is the only powerful passport of the Gulf region as well. The global ranking of the passport is 17 in terms of travel access. Read more: UAE Introduces New Visa System

Who requires a pre-approved visa?

Only about 50 countries are left in the list which requires a pre-approved entry visa before arriving. The other 155 countries with Canada the most recent allow free access to UAE nationals. Read more: AED 500,000 Fine, Imprisonment For Filming People in UAE

The historic climb of the passport

UAE passport had a historic jump of 38 places over 10 years making it the biggest jump in the world according to the creators of Henley Passport Index. Read more: Emirati Woman divorces her husband because he loves her a lot

How the passport had a long jump?

Releasing the annual report of Henley Passport Index in January Henley & Partners said,

“The UAE’s success is linked to the fact that, between 1999 and 2018, visa restrictions on Emirati citizens have been lifted by countries such as New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Ukraine, and China, as well as by those in Europe’s Schengen area,”

Which countries allowed free entry?

Following are the list of countries that allow UAE national to visa-free access. It does not include countries having an e-visa or on arrival requirements.

S.No.Countries
1Albania
2Andorra
3Antigua and Barbuda
4Argentina
5Austria
6Bahamas
7Bahrain
8Belarus
9Belgium
10Bosnia and Herzegovina
11Botswana
12Brunei
13Bulgaria
14Burkina Faso
15Canada
16Chad
17Chile
18China
19Colombia
20Costa Rica
21Croatia
22Cyprus
23Czech Republic
24Denmark
25Dominica
26Dominican Republic
27Ecuador
28Egypt
29El Salvador
30Estonia
31Fiji
32Finland
33France
34Gambia
35Georgia
36Germany
37Greece
38Grenada
39Guatemala
40Haiti
41Honduras
42Hong Kong
43Hungary
44Iceland
45Indonesia
46Ireland
47Italy
48Jordan
49Kazakhstan
50Kosovo
51Kuwait
52Kyrgyzstan
53Latvia
54Lebanon
55Liechtenstein
56Lithuania
57Luxembourg
58Macedonia
59Malaysia
60Mali
61Malta
62Mauritius
63Micronesia
64Moldova
65Monaco
66Montenegro
67Morocco
68Nauru
69Netherlands
70New Zealand
71Nicaragua
72Norway
73Oman
74Palestinian territories
75Panama
76Philippines
77Poland
78Portugal
79Romania
80Saint Kitts and Nevis
81Saint Lucia
82San Marino
83Sao Tome and Principe
84Saudi Arabia
85Senegal
86Serbia
87Seychelles
88Singapore
89Slovakia
90Slovenia
91Solomon Islands
92South Korea
93Spain
94St Vincent and the Grenadines
95Sudan
96Swaziland
97Sweden
98Switzerland
99Syria
100Thailand
101Tonga
102Tunisia
103Ukraine
104Uruguay
105Vanuatu
106Vatican City

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Source: Gulf News

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