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June 22, 2020 10:53 pm

Dubai To Allow International Travellers From July 7

Dubai skyline | Wikimedia Commons

Dubai- Dubai on Monday announced that it would allow international tourists from July 7. The emirate also announced that foreigners with residency visas will be allowed to visit from July 22. The city’s residents would be permitted to travel abroad from June 23.

Those travelling to Dubai must provide a certification of being tested negative of COVID-19 at least 96 hours before arriving in Dubai. Travellers will need to undergo a test for coronavirus on arrival and all those who test positive would need to observe 14-day isolation. Emirates authorities were quoted in an ANI report as saying, “Travellers must stringently comply with preventive measures and safety procedures put in place by Dubai and destination countries.”

The UAE has as of now reported 42,925 cases and 302 deaths due to the coronavirus. Free movement and activity in Dubai were resumed on May 27. Cinemas, indoor gyms and education and treatment centres for children were reopened, too.

Media office of the Dubai government was quoted as saying in an ANI report, "Residents holding Dubai-issued visas are permitted to return to the emirate by pre-booking flights on any airline on the condition that they obtain an approval coordinated between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and the airline. Residents must fill a 'health declaration form' before embarking on their journey to confirm they do not have Covid-19 symptoms. The airline has the right to refuse boarding if passengers display any symptoms of Covid-19."

Residents will also need to download the COVID-19 DXB smart app and fill out their complete details.

This comes as a UAE-based company announced that it has developed novel equipment, which enables much faster mass screenings, with test results available in seconds.


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