Many of us around the world have been going a little stir-crazy throughout the past few months, especially as the prospects of a summer holiday abroad were starting to look bleak due to the going novel coronavirus pandemic and various travel bans throughout the globe.
But that’s all about to change as Dubai has officially announced it will be reopening its borders on July 7 and welcoming tourists again to the emirate.
Yesterday evening, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management confirmed the relaxation of the strict travel ban and issued a set of guidelines for all citizens, residents and tourists who plan on traveling in the near future.
The government also announced that residents stranded abroad will be allowed to return to the emirate today (June 22), and citizens and residents within the emirate will be allowed to travel overseas again from tomorrow onwards.
Under the directives of @HHShkMohd, and follow-up of @HamdanMohammed Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announces new air travel protocols for #Dubai citizens, residents and visitors. pic.twitter.com/UZmT8UBwXs— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 21, 2020
According to Arabian Business international tourists travelling by air to Dubai must ensure they meet all requirements for entry to the UAE and will have to download a COVID-19 app upon arrival in order to register their details. They must also take a PCR test with a maximum validity of four days (96 hours) ahead of the date of departure and will be required to show proof of not being infected with the virus on arrival at Dubai airports.
Airlines have the right to refuse travel to anyone displaying symptoms of illness.
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