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Egypt imposes entry visas on Qatari citizens

November 23, 2017 at 9:39 am

Egypt, Saudi. Bahrain, UAE meeting Cairo to discuss Qatar [Anadolu Agency]

Egypt is reported to be imposing the need for visas to Qatari citizens starting today, the official journal has said.

The decision was approved by the Egyptian Interior Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa also ordered the imposition of visas on visitors from Qatar on 30 October.

In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all abruptly cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups in the region. The four states also threatened Qatar with additional sanctions if Doha failed to meet a long list of demands. Qatar denies the charges saying the move is an attack on its sovereignty.

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