Expo 2020 Could Be Postponed For Up To One Year

BY Sarah Joseph / Mar 30 2020 / 17:12 PM

It's looking likely 'The Greatest Show On Earth' won't be taking place until 2021

Expo 2020 Could Be Postponed For Up To One Year

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, there is a good chance Expo 2020 won’t be happening until next year.

The Expo 2020 steering committee is expected to make an announcement in the near future as to whether the six-month long celebration of technology and human achievements will be postponed until 2021. The committee is comprised of both officials from the United Arab Emirates and foreign countries participating in the six month long international event, which is currently set to take place in Dubai later this year.

According to a draft statement seen by Reuters the event is set to be postponed by one year, however, a formal decision has yet to be announced by the World Expo governing body, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

A press statement has been released, but has yet to confirm whether'The Greatest Show on Earth' will be moved to 2021. 

Around 11 million overseas visitors are expected to visit the UAE throughout the six-month period.

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