COVID-19: Dubai Re-Opens Doors to International Tourists
Following the relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions by the government of United Arab Emirates, Dubai will once again open to tourists with effect from 7 July 2020.
The decision is supported by protocols and preventive measures aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all passengers travelling into or out of Dubai Airports.
International tourists travelling by air to Dubai must ensure they meet all requirements for entry to the UAE.
Downloading the COVID-19 DXB app and registering their details on it are very important since it facilitates easy coordination and communication with health authorities if they experience COVID-19 symptoms.
In addition to filling the ‘Health Declaration Form’ before embarking, tourists should ensure they have a valid health insurance in order to enter the country. The airline has the right to refuse boarding at the airport of departure if they display any COVID-19 symptoms.
Tourists must do a PCR test with a maximum validity of four days (96 hours) ahead of the date of departure. They will be required to show proof of not being infected with the virus on arrival at Dubai airports. If they cannot provide proof, they will undergo a PCR test at the airport.
All arrivals will be subject to thermal screenings. If a traveler is suspected to have COVID-19 symptoms, Dubai airports have the right to re-test to ensure the tourist is free of the virus.
It is mandatory for tourists who test positive for COVID-19 to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB app and isolate themselves at an institutional facility provided by the government for 14 days at their own expense.
All positive COVID-19 cases should strictly adhere to the measures outlined by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre.