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GAC 01072014Bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement
May 31, 2015, United Arab Emirates, all ports

The United Arab Emirates and the European Union have signed a reciprocal bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement.

UAE citizens who hold diplomatic, special, service and ordinary passports will be able to travel without a visa to EU countries which make up the Schengen area for stays of up to 90 days (within any 180-day period of one year). Any citizen of a Schengen country can visit UAE maximum 90 days during a 180 days period.

This will mainly affect frequent visitors to UAE, typically Superintendent frequently attending Drydockings or projects, but not residents and seafarers.

For information about operations in the UAE, contact GAC at abudhabi@gac.com, dubai@gac.com, fujairah@gac.com, rasalkhaimah@gac.com or sharjah@gac.com

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