From 23 October, Emiratis with a diplomatic, special or ordinary passport can travel to the Republic of Kiribati without a pre-entry visa for stays up to 90 days.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy – Minister of State for International Cooperation of the UAE – and Taneti Mamau – President of the Republic of Kiribati – signed a Mutual Visa Waiver Agreement on 23 September.

This agreement will allow citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with a passport, to enter the Republic of Kiribati without a prior visa and without fees.

Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, said that this agreement will be good for tourism, trade and investment, and several other sectors which, in turn, will further promote cooperation between the two countries.

He added that providing prominent consular services will achieve happiness for Emirati nationals. This is one of the strategic purposes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.