Lifting of the visa requirement for citizens of the United Arab Emirates

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., today [22nd January, 2018] announced the lifting of the visa requirement for citizens of the UAE travelling to Ireland with effect from the 31st January and has signed an Order to give effect to this decision.

Read more on the Minister's announcement here

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Updated: 13 December 2017

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