VFS Global resumes UAE tourist visa services for Indian travellers
• UAE tourist visa services resumed on 30 August 2021, ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai • Services available for Emirates Airlines and Fly Dubai customers only
Effective 30 August 2021, VFS Global has resumed UAE tourist visa services for Indians. UAE announced the reopening of borders for Indian travellers ahead of the Expo 2020 trade fair scheduled to commence on 1 October 2021.
Travellers will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 Test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service, which use the QR code System, as well as Rapid PCR Test report conducted at the departure airport 6 hours prior to departure, provided with a QR code system. No GDRFA or ICA approval is required for tourists travelling to the UAE.
“The reopening of borders to the UAE is a reassuring move for the travel industry, with the United Arab Emirates being among the most popular destinations for Indians, especially with the Expo 2020 Dubai around the corner. We wish all our customers safe travels,” said Noel Swain, Business Head – Schengen, eVisa and Passport Services, VFS Global.
Customers can apply for their visas on www.emirates.com or at one of our Dubai Visa Processing Centres in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram, which are currently operating on limited days of the week.
VFS Global is an official ticket reseller for Expo 2020 Dubai in GCC, India, China, Russia, UK and Germany. Dubbed the World’s Greatest Show, Expo 2020 will be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
VFS Global offers a range of packages with suggested itineraries that include single- and three-day passes to visit Expo 2020 Dubai. Customers who opt to submit their visa application through the Premium Lounge can also enjoy discounts on the packages they purchase. Tickets are available on www.vfsglobal.com.
VFS Global has been associated with the Government of the UAE since 2002, and provides visa services on its behalf in 15 countries worldwide. It extends eVisa services for Dubai via its online platform available on www.emirates.com, to residents from over 180 countries travelling on Emirates Airlines.