Dubai Reopens To Tourists As COVID-19 Restriction Ease

Dubai Reopens To Tourists As COVID-19 Restriction Ease

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8 Jul 2020

The first batch of international tourists landed in Dubai on Tuesday, marking the first day of reopening for tourism.

Airports in Dubai had been closed since March 26 when the UAE authorities implemented restrictions to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Immigration officials at Dubai airport are also placing stickers with the message “Warm welcome to your second home” on passports.

Meanwhile, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce is expecting an “aggressive growth” in tourism by the end of the year as the situation normalizes.

This comes after Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum checked the airport and said they are prepared to “welcome the world once again and resume international tourism.”

“We have implemented the highest international safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of travellers and tourists,” the Sheikh said.

Tourists have to wear the mandatory masks and gloves, will be subject to thermal screenings and will bear the costs of institutional isolation if found positive for COVID-19.

The new guidelines also said tourists will have to carry proof of valid health insurance and register details on the COVID-19 DXB app.

Passengers from 10 countries, including Afghanistan, also need to undertake a PCR test at most four days before their scheduled flight and carry the proof or will be made to undertake a test upon arrival.

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