More than 40 nationalities can travel to Armenia visa-free, including those from the UAE, as per the visa-free arrival list put up by the authority
The UAE and Armenia have reached an agreement around visa-free travel rules for citizens of the two countries.
“FM @AraratMirzoyan’s official visit to #UAE was marked with signing ceremony to lift the visa regime for the citizens of #Armenia and #UAE,” Vahan Kostanyan, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia said via X, formerly known as Twitter.
FM @AraratMirzoyan’s official visit to #UAE was marked with signing ceremony to lift the visa regime for the citizens of #Armenia and #UAE.
— Vahan Kostanyan (@VahanKostanyan) September 7, 2023
More than 40 nationalities can travel to Armenia visa-free, including those from the UAE, as per the visa-free arrival list put up by the authority.
The new and update regime allows UAE citizens to stay in Armenia for a period of 180 days in the country in a year.
Previously, only UAE citizens with Diplomatic passports were allowed to enter Armenia under the visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements.
However, as per the Visit Dubai website, citizens from Armenia still require a visa to enter the UAE.
Mirzoyan, also held a meeting with Saqr Ghobash, the President of the Federal National Council, during his official visit to the UAE on September 7.
The discussions centred on boosting bilateral relations across various sectors in Armenia and the UAE, further strengthening the 25-year diplomatic ties shared by both nations.
Both parties showed their commitment to fostering relations between their citizens, with a focus on facilitating high-level visits and active participation in joint events.
The significance of parliamentary diplomacy was highlighted, particularly the need to activate the friendship groups operating in the two countries’ parliaments to advance mutual interests.
Mirzoyan also informed Ghobash of the Armenian vision for establishing stability and lasting peace in the South Caucasus, a region fraught with challenges, especially following the 2020 war initiated by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh.
Mirzoyan stressed on the necessity of addressing the rights and security concerns of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh through international mechanisms.
Moreover, Mirzoyan highlighted the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, which resulted from Azerbaijan’s unlawful blockade of the Lachin corridor since December 2022 and the subsequent siege of 120,000 Nagorno-Karabakh residents since June of the same year.
He stressed the importance of ongoing international attention to this issue, including action from the UN Security Council, which holds primary responsibility for global peace and security.