The United Arab Emirates launched tourist visas for Israeli citizens on Thursday, official UAE media said, the most recent move after the normalization of ties between the two countries.
Abu Dhabi’s foreign ministry announced the activation of tourist entry visas through airlines, and travel and tourism offices for Israeli passport holders, the WAM news agency reported.
The measure is only temporary until a mutual visa waiver agreement is put in place. Meaning, Israelis visiting the UAE will be eligible for visas on arrival. The same will apply to Emiratis visiting the Jewish state.
“The move falls within bilateral cooperation between the UAE and the State of Israel following the signing of the Abraham Accords and aims to facilitate travel to the UAE for the time being,” Abu Dhabi’s foreign ministry said.