Dubai is the UAE’s flagship tourist destination, and in July, it’s finally opening back up to tourists. On July 7, the emirate plans to welcome international visitors once again. To enter Dubai, you must have international health insurance that covers COVID-19 and either show documentation that you have recently tested negative for the virus or undergo a test at the airport.
In a statement, Dubai’s government media office said, “The new announcement will allow thousands of people affected by the worldwide restrictions in passenger air traffic since the start of the pandemic to resume their travel plans. Emirates welcomes the latest air travel protocols that will facilitate international travel for UAE citizens, residents, and tourists, and open Dubai to business and leisure visitors from 7 July, while putting in place careful measures to ensure the health and safety of travellers and communities.”
HH Sheik Ahmed bi Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, added, “We are confident that the multi-layered measures that have been put in place in the air, on the ground, and throughout our city, enables us to mitigate risks of infection spread and manage any required response effectively. We believe that cities around the world are conducting ongoing reviews and will soon follow suit to update their border entry requirements for international travellers.”
In April, Emirates was the first airline in the world to conduct rapid, pre-flight COVID-19 tests.