Dubai To Allow Tourists From July 7

Visitors will have to undergo COVID-19 tests and adhere to strict protocols

The Dubai Media Office has announced that Dubai will be welcome tourists from Tuesday July 7.

Visitors entering Dubai will need to present a recent COVID-19 negative certificate (issued a maximum of four days prior to departure), or undergo testing at Dubai airports on arrival according to a series of tweets published by the Dubai Media Office.

“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. #Dubai to welcome returning residents from tomorrow, citizens and residents permitted to travel overseas from 23 June 2020.

#Dubai to welcome tourists from 7 July 2020; tourists required to present recent COVID-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports.” said the media office in an official Instagram post.

The news comes after the UAE Government announced that citizens and residents can travel overseas from the end of June. Emiratis and those with a valid UAE resident visa may travel overseas to select destinations from June 23.

International tourists must download the COVID-19 DXB app and register their details. They must also have valid health insurance and the airline has the right to refuse boarding.

The media office also shared a comprehensive list of guidelines to be followed here.

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