UAE’s flip-flop over traveller’s name on passport: what the guideline said, why it was revoked

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday amended its travel guidelines which mandated passengers entering the country to fill in their full names on their passports. The Consulate General of India, Dubai tweeted that passengers with only one name will be granted entry if they have their father/family’s name mentioned on the second page of their passports.

According to the rule that came into effect on Monday (November 21), which has now been amended, passengers with visiting visas or visas on arrival were to clearly declare both their first and last names on their passports. The rule had created panic