UAE waives visa for Seychelles

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The United Arab Emirates has introduced a visa waiver for Seychellois passport holders, allowing them to visit for up to 90 days. A visa will be granted free of charge on arrival.

The UAE is a popular holiday and business destination for Seychellois, in particular for its shopping opportunities. In the first half of 2015, a total of 4,425 Seychellois travelled to the UAE, representing 26% of all departures.

This visa waiver is reciprocated through Seychelles’ policy of granting all foreign visitors a visa on arrival, including UAE nationals, which has contributed to the UAE becoming its fourth-largest inbound tourism market.