Qatar No Longer Grants Visas to Its “Enemies"

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ChinesePod News - May 07, 2019

According to Qatar’s secretary-general of the National Tourism Council, the country has refused to grant visas to Egyptians. This is due to on-going political conflicts. In 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

Vocabulary

纷争 conflict

核发 to issue

敌人 enemy

盟友 ally

驱逐 to deport

Vocabulary

紛爭 conflict

核發 to issue

敵人 enemy

盟友 ally

驅逐 to deport

News Transcript

随着政治纷争不断,卡达将停止核发签证给埃及公民。

来自沙特阿拉伯、阿拉伯联合大公国及巴林的人,早在2017年就已被禁止入境卡达,当时这些国家指控该国支持恐怖主义,因而与其断绝外交和贸易关系。

在一场推广夏季观光的活动上,卡达的观光理事会秘书长贝克表示,将不再核准签证给该国视为敌人的国家。根据《路透社》报导,贝克直言:「签证只发放给我们的盟友。」「这些国家会发签证给我们吗?不会。那我们为什么要开放给他们呢?这一切都是互相的。」

埃及人为卡达境内人数最多的阿拉伯少数族群,而不像其他三个海湾国家的公民,

他们尚未被召回母国。

虽然卡达也还未驱逐境内的埃及人,但自2017年起,除其国内的埃及住民近亲和获许可的特殊活动外,该国已关闭对埃及国民的签证程序。

News Transcript

隨著政治紛爭不斷,卡達將停止核發簽證給埃及公民。

來自沙特阿拉伯、阿拉伯聯合大公國及巴林的人,早在2017年就已被禁止入境卡達,當時這些國家指控該國支持恐怖主義,因而與其斷絕外交和貿易關係。

在一場推廣夏季觀光的活動上,卡達的觀光理事會秘書長貝克表示,將不再核准簽證給該國視為敵人的國家。根據《路透社》報導,貝克直言:「簽證只發放給我們的盟友。」「這些國家會發簽證給我們嗎?不會。那我們為什麼要開放給他們呢?這一切都是互相的。」

埃及人為卡達境內人數最多的阿拉伯少數族群,而不像其他三個海灣國家的公民,

他們尚未被召回母國。

雖然卡達也還未驅逐境內的埃及人,但自2017年起,除其國內的埃及住民近親和獲許可的特殊活動外,該國已關閉對埃及國民的簽證程序。

Qatar is no longer granting visas to Egyptians due to on-going political conflicts.

Those from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain were banned from entering the country when they cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

At an event that promoted a summer tourism campaign, secretary-general of the National Tourism Council, Akbar al-Baker firmly announced Qatar will not grant visas to those it considers enemies, visas “will be open for our friends. Are visas open for us to go there? No. So why should we open it for them? Everything is reciprocal,” Reuters reported.

Egyptians, who make up the largest Arab minority in Qatar, have not yet been recalled to their home country, unlike the citizens from the three Gulf states.

So far, Qatar has not deported any Egyptian residents.

However, the visa process has effectively been closed to most Egyptians since 2017, with exceptions for close family members of residents and for authorised events.

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