ABU DHABI, seventeenth October, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation introduced that UAE residents who maintain unusual passports can journey to Japan with out the necessity to acquire a previous visa.
Holders of UAE passports can keep in Japan for as much as 30 days every go to for the aim of tourism or work, ranging from 1st November, 2022, with out the necessity to submit an software on the Embassy of Japan in Abu Dhabi, apply for an exemption, or pay any charges.
The Ministry famous that entry necessities to Japan nonetheless apply, together with guaranteeing passport validity of not less than six months, offering a unfavourable COVID-19 PCR check consequence taken 72 hours earlier than departure, or presenting a certificates proving that the traveller has taken three doses of vaccinations accepted in Japan, that are Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Sinopharm.
Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, Under-Secretary on the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, underscored that the choice to exempt UAE nationals from prior entry visas displays the depth of cooperation between the UAE and Japan as the 2 international locations rejoice 50 years of diplomatic relations. Belhoul famous that the settlement will improve tourism and cultural change and help new alternatives in enterprise, commerce, and funding.
The settlement coincides with the launch of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the UAE and Japan, signed by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership goals to strengthen relations between the 2 international locations to serve frequent pursuits by encouraging extra diplomatic, financial, political, commerce, and funding cooperation.
The UAE is Japan’s tenth largest buying and selling associate on the earth and is house to greater than 340 Japanese firms working in numerous sectors.