Dubai To Open-Up For Tourists from July 7
Dubai declared on Sunday it would enable tourists back in the Gulf city-state from July 7 following a closure of more than three months to restrain the virus outbreak.
“Dubai to greet tourists from July 7,” the emirate’s media centre stated, citing the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.
It also provided a list of rules for tourists entering the Gulf emirate.” Travellers must stringently align with precautionary steps and safety methods set in place by Dubai and destination countries,” the statement stated.
Tourists are “compelled to give recent COVID-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports”, it stated, with those testing positive to adopt 14-day quarantine.
A test for coronavirus is mandatory and should do 96 hours before travelling to Dubai, the report said. Visitors are also required to have international health insurance and download a unique phone application that lists their details, as well as fill a special “health declaration form”, it added.
Dubai also declared that citizens and residents would be permitted to fly abroad from Tuesday. Dubai is one among the seven sheikdoms that make the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE has registered almost 45,000 cases of COVID-19, including 302 fatalities.
The announcement comes quite two months since the United Arab Emirates introduced strict measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
The UAE suspended all passenger flights in March and banned international citizens from arriving the Gulf Arab state, excluding those holding UAE residency, which required UAE administration permission before returning.
In recent weeks, many of these restrictions are eased, allowing the resumption of a couple of flights. In contrast, domestic limits such as the closure of shopping centres have been lifted, and private businesses have reopened.
Last week, the UAE allowed citizens and residents to visit countries deemed low-risk for catching the coronavirus.
Dubai’s economy, which massively relies on retail, tourism and hospitality, has suffered from the lockdown and travel restraints because the coronavirus outbreak spread.