On July 7th, Dubai reopened, allowing tourists and visitors to enter the city. This is coming after about four months of shutting out the world due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Even though flight schedules are subject to individual country’s airports operations, the city is welcoming people to come have a feel of their hospitality and luxury.
The airports officials stated that guest must show their Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test results (valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at Dubai airports.
Welcoming tourists back, Visit Dubai did a promotional video showing the measures put in place to ensure the safety of everyone.
So, if you plan to make a stop, here are a few things you may like to take note:
- Each tourist needs valid health insurance to enter the country. They will need to present proof of this on arrival.
- Tourists will need to download the special Dubai COVID-19 contact tracing app and register their details.
- They will need to fill out a health declaration form before leaving their home country.
- Tourists must do a coronavirus test within four days of departure (96 hours). If a tourist cannot provide the results of this test on arrival, they will be tested at the airport and will have to wait for the results.
- Any tourist that tests positive on arrival at the airport will go to a government 14-day isolation ‘facility’ (likely a hotel) at their own expense.
For people whose COVID-19 test comes out negative, there will be no need to undergo the 14-day isolation anymore.