Foreign Ministry requests citizens traveling to Europe to get Schengen visa

Foreign Ministry requests citizens traveling to Europe to get Schengen visa
2013-07-23 17:12:39

WAM ABU DHABI, 23rd July 2013 (WAM) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised citizens wishing to travel to Europe to obtain their visas in advance of their journey in order to spare themselves possible problems at destination airports.

Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti, the Ministry’s Undersecretary, said that Emiratis planning to travel to the Schengen Area, either for medical treatment or tourism, should get their Schengen visa first. He emphasised that the traveler’s first destination in Europe must be the country whose embassy in the UAE has issued the entry permit.

He reminded prospective travelers to always give special attention to visa requirements whether for the purpose of tourism or treatment, and urged Emirati travelers to log onto the ministry’s website to get the latest updates on visa waiver destinations and travel advice, and to register with the ”My Whereabouts” service, through which UAE diplomatic missions abroad can assist them in case they face any emergency.

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