UAE, Uruguay ink visa waiver agreement

ABU DHABI – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Uruguay have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to adopt a visa waiver agreement that will apply to holders of diplomatic, special, official and regular passports from both countries.

The MoU will facilitate the entrance and departure to and from either country of their citizens, without having to obtain an entry visa and paying fees, for a period of up to 90 days.

Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Ariel Arutoro Bergamino Sosa, Deputy Foreign Minister of Uruguay, signed the MoU at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates24|7 reported.

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Al Jarman stated that the MoU will help to promote the bilateral relations between the UAE and Uruguay.

Last month, it was reported that the UAE has climbed 11 positions on the Henley Passport Index last year, marking 34 positions over the past decade, with the country now sitting on the 27th place after gaining entry to China and Ireland earlier this year, providing its citizens visa-free access to a total of 140 global destinations.

The UAE also signed a visa-waiver agreement with Burkina Faso, which is set to come into effect in the coming months.