Published on : Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Dubai has officially confirmed that the country will be open to foreign visitors and allow international travellers to enter the country starting July 7. Travellers with resident visas have already been granted the permission to enter the country. The latest action is a part of further ease of coronavirus lockdown in the country. The decision arrives after UAE allowed citizens and residents to travel to countries having low risk of coronavirus infections last week.
The newest announcement arrives nearly two months later since the United Arab Emirates introduced strict measures to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 infections. However, many of those restrictions have been eased in recent weeks. Few flights have permitted to resume operations, private businesses have reopened and domestic restrictions such as the closure of shopping centres have been lifted.
Any individual willing to enter Dubai at present will have to present certificates that shows negative coronavirus test results. Visitors can also undergo tests on arrival at Dubai airports as an alternative. The measures have been officially announced by the Dubai government media office. Authorities mentioned in a press statement that citizens and residents have been allowed to travel abroad from Tuesday June 23.
It also states that the new announcement will allow thousands of people affected by the worldwide restrictions in passenger air traffic since the start of the pandemic to resume their travel plans. It also mentioned international health insurance, COVID-19 tests and a completed health declaration form would be mandatory for tourists visiting Dubai.