Currently, only citizens of GCC countries enjoy visa-free travel to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar that make up the bloc. Expatriates residing in these countries must apply for a visa for travelling to each member state, with some nationalities getting visa-free or visa-on-arrival privileges.
Al Marri talked about the pan-GCC single visa as he addressed the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Speaking during the Arabian Travel Market, Fatima Al Sairafi said ministerial-level discussions were taking place to implement the unified visa. She said the system would be launched “very soon”.
Addressing the same panel, a UAE Ministry of Economy official had said the system would help tourists visit multiple countries without restrictions under one unified package.