An Etihad Airways plane carrying a delegation from the ͵羺 on a first official visit, lands at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on October 20, 2020.
An Etihad Airways plane carrying a delegation from the ͵羺 on a first official visit, lands at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on October 20, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Tel Aviv: Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to reciprocal visa-free travel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, making Emirati citizens the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry visas.

"We are exempting our nationals from visas," Netanyahu said after the first ever official delegation from the ͵羺 landed in Israel for a day of talks following a US-brokered deal to normalise ties.