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Egypt to suspend visa-free entry for Qataris

CAIRO, July 18, 2017

Egypt has announced plans to withdraw its visa-free entry facility for Qatari nationals, said a report.

The decision, which comes amid ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab nations, will come into effect on July 20 and will include certain exceptions, The National reported.

"It does not make sense to keep making exceptions for Qatar and giving it privileges in light of its current positions," said Ahmed Abu Zeid, a foreign ministry spokesman, on Monday.

The new visa rule will exempt Qatari nationals with Egyptian mothers, those married to Egyptians, and Qatari students in Egypt.

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