UAE, Israel postpone visa exemption deal over Covid-19 worries

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The United Arab Emirates has postponed the implementation of a visa-exemption agreement with Israel after Israel required anyone entering from the Gulf state to be quarantined as a COVID-19 precaution, Israeli officials said on Monday.

Visa waivers were a centrepiece of a Sept 15 deal formalising Israeli-UAE relations. According to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, they were meant to have gone into effect by Feb 13, having been ratified by Abu Dhabi last Wednesday.

But the Israeli ministry said in a statement that its UAE counterpart had “suspended” the waiver agreement until July 1...


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UAE, Israel postpone visa exemption deal over Covid-19 worries


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