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Nationals from the UAE and Peru no longer need a visa to travel between the two countries. Image Credit: Pixabay

Dubai: The UAE and the Republic of Peru have signed a mutual visa waiver for travellers between nationals of the two countries.

The agreement was announced on Sunday, and signed at the headquarters of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Yaqoub Yousuf Al Hosani, assistant minister for international organisations affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Nestor Bolizio Bardales, minister of foreign affairs of Peru.

According to a tweet posted by the UAE Embassy at the capital city of Lima, the visa exemption seeks to facilitate human mobility, boost tourism and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

The total number of countries that offer visa-free entry to UAE nationals has gone to over 155. In 2018 Henley Passport Index ranked the UAE passport as the 23rd most powerful in the world in all categories.

Visa waiver for Emiratis

Country/ Status

  1. Albania, visa-free / 90 days
  2. Andorra, visa-free
  3. Antigua and Barbuda, visa-free
  4. Argentina, visa-free / 90 days
  5. Armenia, visa-free / 180 days
  6. Austria, visa-free
  7. Bahamas, visa-free / 90 days
  8. Bahrain, visa-free
  9. Barbados, visa-free
  10. Belarus, visa-free
  11. Belgium, visa-free
  12. Bosnia and Herzegovina, visa-free
  13. Botswana, visa-free
  14. Brazil, visa-free / 30 days
  15. Brunei, visa-free
  16. Bulgaria, visa-free
  17. Burkina Faso, visa-free
  18. Chad, visa-free
  19. Chile, visa-free
  20. China, visa-free
  21. Colombia, visa-free
  22. Costa Rica, visa-free / 90 days
  23. Croatia, visa-free
  24. Cyprus, visa-free
  25. Czech Republic, visa-free
  26. Denmark, visa-free
  27. Dominica, visa-free
  28. Dominican Republic, visa-free
  29. Ecuador, visa-free
  30. Egypt, visa-free
  31. El Salvador, visa-free
  32. Estonia, visa-free
  33. Fiji, visa-free
  34. Finland, visa-free
  35. France, visa-free
  36. Gambia, visa-free
  37. Georgia, visa-free / 360 days
  38. Germany, visa-free
  39. Greece, visa-free
  40. Grenada, visa-free
  41. Guatemala, visa-free
  42. Haiti, visa-free / 90 days
  43. Honduras, visa-free
  44. Hong Kong, visa-free
  45. Hungary, visa-free
  46. Iceland, visa-free
  47. Indonesia, visa-free
  48. Ireland, visa-free
  49. Italy, visa-free
  50. Japan, visa waiver registration / 30 days
  51. Jordan, visa-free
  52. Kazakhstan, visa-free / 30 days
  53. Kosovo, visa-free
  54. Kuwait, visa-free
  55. Kyrgyzstan, visa-free
  56. Latvia, visa-free
  57. Lebanon, visa-free
  58. Liechtenstein, visa-free
  59. Lithuania, visa-free
  60. Luxembourg, visa-free
  61. Macedonia, visa-free
  62. Malaysia, visa-free / 90 days
  63. Mali, visa-free
  64. Malta, visa-free
  65. Mauritius, visa-free / 90 days
  66. Mexico, visa-free / 180 days
  67. Micronesia, visa-free
  68. Moldova, visa-free / 90 days
  69. Monaco, visa-free
  70. Montenegro, visa-free
  71. Morocco, visa-free / 90 days
  72. Nauru, visa-free
  73. Netherlands, visa-free
  74. New Zealand, visa-free
  75. Nicaragua, visa-free
  76. Norway, visa-free
  77. Oman, visa-free
  78. Palestinian Territories, visa-free
  79. Panama, visa-free
  80. Philippines, visa-free
  81. Poland, visa-free
  82. Portugal, visa-free
  83. Qatar, visa-free * Permission to travel is needed
  84. Romania, visa-free
  85. Russian Federation, visa-free
  86. Saint Kitts and Nevis, visa-free / 90 days
  87. Saint Lucia, visa-free
  88. San Marino, visa-free
  89. Sao Tome and Principe, visa-free
  90. Saudi Arabia, visa-free
  91. Serbia, visa-free / 90 days
  92. Seychelles, visa-free
  93. Singapore, visa-free
  94. Slovakia, visa-free
  95. Slovenia, visa-free
  96. Solomon Islands, visa-free
  97. South Korea, visa-free
  98. Spain, visa-free
  99. St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
  100. Sudan, visa-free
  101. Swaziland, visa-free
  102. Sweden, visa-free
  103. Switzerland, visa-free
  104. Syria, visa-free
  105. Thailand, visa-free
  106. Tonga, visa-free
  107. Tunisia, visa-free / 90 days
  108. Ukraine, visa-free / 90 days
  109. Uruguay, visa-free
  110. Vanuatu, visa-free / 90 days
  111. Vatican City, visa-free
  112. Zimbabwe, visa-free
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Countries granting Emiratis entry visa online

The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/home/welcome

Australia www.border.gov.au

Republic of Turkey www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

The Republic of India indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka www.eta.gov.lk/

Countries granting Emiratis entry visa on arrival

  1. Angola, pre-visa on arrival / 28 days *Needs to apply through the website prior to arrival
  2. Australia, eVisa (fast track)
  3. Bangladesh, visa on arrival / 30 days
  4. Bolivia, visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
  5. Burundi, eVisa by email
  6. Cambodia, visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
  7. Cape Verde, visa on arrival
  8. Comoros, visa on arrival
  9. Democratic Republic of Congo, visa on arrival / 30 days
  10. Cote d'Ivoire, visa on arrival
  11. Cuba, tourist card
  12. Djibouti, eVisa
  13. Ethiopia, visa on arrival
  14. Gabon, visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
  15. Guinea, visa on arrival / 90 days
  16. Guinea-Bissau, visa on arrival / eVisa
  17. Guyana, visa on arrival / 30 days
  18. Iran, visa on arrival / 30 days
  19. Kenya, eVisa / 90 days
  20. Laos, visa on arrival / 30 days
  21. Lesotho, eVisa
  22. Liberia, visa on arrival (by email)
  23. Macao, visa on arrival
  24. Madagascar, visa on arrival
  25. Malawi, visa on arrival / 30 days
  26. Maldives, visa on arrival
  27. Marshall Islands, visa on arrival / 90 days
  28. Mauritania, visa on arrival
  29. Mozambique, visa on arrival
  30. Nepal, visa on arrival
  31. Niger, visa on arrival / 30 days
  32. Palau, visa on arrival / 30 days
  33. Paraguay, visa on arrival / 30 days
  34. Rwanda, visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
  35. Samoa, visa on arrival
  36. Senegal, visa on arrival / 90 days
  37. Sierra Leone, eVisa by email
  38. Somalia, visa on arrival / 30 days
  39. Sri Lanka, visa on arrival
  40. Taiwan, eVisa / 90 days
  41. Tajikistan, eVisa
  42. Tanzania, visa on arrival
  43. Timor-Leste, visa on arrival
  44. Togo, visa on arrival / 7 days
  45. Turkey, eVisa / 90 days
  46. Tuvalu, visa on arrival
  47. Uganda, visa on arrival / eVisa
  48. Uzbekistan, eVisa / 30 days
  49. Vietnam, eVisa
  50. Yemen, visa on arrival
  51. Zambia, visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
  52. Zimbabwe, visa on arrival

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation