Emiratis holding an ordinary passport could travel to Brazil and Russia without a pre-entry visa, but that could end soon.
According to a new update, Emiratis can avail of the visa exemption policy to Russia and Brazil only up till August.
In a tweet on the social media page Forsan_UAE, Ahmed Said Alham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Undersecretary of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, had revealed the details during a meeting at Majlis Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Now, visa-free entry for Emiratis visiting Brazil
He added that plans for further visa exemptions to other countries are currently underway.
“We seek to make the UAE passport reach the top 5 ranking.”
The UAE passport climbed an impressive 34 positions on the Henley Passport Index over the past decade – and 11 positions in the past year alone.
Providing its citizens with visa-free access to 140 destinations worldwide, UAE passport now sits in 27th place on the index after gaining entry to China and Ireland earlier this year.