For this category of persons, the United Arab Emirates may decide individually, in accordance with its national law, the visa requirement or visa exemption for citizens of each Member State. 3. This agreement may be amended by the written agreement of the parties. The amendments come into effect after the parties have informed each other of the completion of their internal procedures necessary for this purpose. Relationship between this agreement and existing bilateral visa waiver agreements between Member States and the United Arab Emirates 4. The visa exemption applies regardless of the mode of transportation used to cross the border crossings of the contracting parties. NOTE that Article 1 of the Regulation (EU) 509/2014 stipulates that the visa exemption applies to these nineteen countries from the date of entry into force of a visa-free agreement to be concluded with the EU; Agreement between the European Union and the United Arab Emirates on the exemption of short-stay visa 3. The visa exemption provided by this agreement applies without prejudice to the legislation of the contracting parties with respect to the conditions of entry and short stay. Member States and the United Arab Emirates reserve the right to refuse entry and short stay on their territory if one or more of these conditions are not met. This agreement prevails over the provisions of bilateral agreements or agreements between individual Member States and the United Arab Emirates, as they cover issues within the scope of this agreement. Recognising the importance of transparency for EU citizens and UAE nationals, the parties agree to ensure the full dissemination of information on the content and consequences of the visa waiver agreement and related issues, such as entry requirements.
In these circumstances, it is desirable that the authorities of Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, on the one hand, and the United Arab Emirates, on the other, immediately conclude bilateral agreements for the exemption of short-stay visas, in terms similar to those concluded in this agreement. UNITED DECLARATION CONCERNING ISIS, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND AND LIECHTENSTEIN “Member State” refers to each MEMBER state of the Union, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland; The contracting parties are aware that the maximum 90-day period under Article 4 of this agreement over a 180-day period involves either a continuous visit or several consecutive visits with a total duration of no more than 90 days over a 180-day period.