The UK has lifted visa requirements for GCC member states
London: The United Kingdom has announced the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council member states from 2023.
According to foreign media reports, the UK has announced that it will abolish visa requirements for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain under a new visa scheme. C countries will become the first countries to benefit from the new visa scheme.
The UK Home Office says GCC member states will be able to take advantage of the UK’s new Electronic Travel Permit (ETA) scheme in 2023.
The ETA scheme is an important part of the UK Government’s initiative to establish a fully digital border by the end of 2025.
The new scheme will be widely applicable to travelers coming to or from the UK who do not currently need a visa for short stays, or no other UK visa for this purpose.