GCC considering implementing Single Visa System for Residents

Gulf countries are considering the implementation of a single-visa system that would allow residents to travel freely within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The announcement was made by the UAE Economy Minister Abdulla bin Touq at the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 26.

He said that the introduction of this system could be imminent, and said, “the regime could be introduced “very soon”.Currently, GCC citizens of these countries have the freedom to travel across borders without the need for visa applications.Foreign residents, a significant portion of the population and from diverse backgrounds, still face visa requirements when crossing GCC boundaries.

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