- January 16, 2018
- Posted by: CIP Journal
- Category: Visa free travel
The People’s Republic of China has announced that it will exempt UAE nationals carrying ordinary passports from obtaining pre-entry visas, with the possibility of staying for up to 30 days on each visit, starting from Tuesday (tomorrow 16/Jan/2018).
The exemption came as a result of an MoU which was signed recently in Abu Dhabi by Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Ni Jian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the UAE.
Al Dhaheri said that the move by the Chinese Government reflects the stature attained by the UAE and contributes to strengthening bilateral relations and opening new avenues for growing tourism and trade between the two friendly countries.
“The UAE has become a model for good governance, moderation and peaceful co-existence and a symbol for achievement and excellence at the international levels,” he said.
He also noted that the welfare of the UAE citizens features as a priority in the wise leadership’s vision.
The UAE and China established diplomatic relations in November 1984. The UAE opened its embassy in Beijing on 19th March, 1987. It also opened consulates in Hong Kong on April 2000, Shanghai on 6th July, 2006, and in Guangzhou on 13th June, 2016.
China opened its embassy in Abu Dhabi in April 1985 and its consulate in Dubai in November 1988.