After an online meeting of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), there were announced plans for the city reopening to international tourists, starting July 7.
On July 3, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) titled Dubai as a “Safe Destination” along with No.3 in the global ranking for testing per million of the population. It means that the governments’ response to the pandemic was assessed “satisfactory”.
Dubai has restored all business activities and reopened many entertainment facilities like hotels, water parks, shopping malls, bars, and restaurants. All tourists have to follow precautionary measures listed before to travel safely.
However, UAE citizens flying to the capital have to undergo PCR-test before entry into Abu Dhabi. Tests must be conducted by “healthcare centers affiliated with the National Screening Programme” within 48 hours of receiving the test results.
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