Dubai reopening from July 7; things that travelers need to know

Visitors and tourists will be able to arrive Dubai from July 7. It is preparing up to woo residents and tourists with campaigns that will profit both hotels and retailers as it reopens tomorrow.

Apparently, Dubai will kick off its yearly shopping festival, i.e., the Dubai Summer Surprises on July 9, in which new experiences will be accessible to visitors as malls will start operating at full capacity. This was stated by the Dubai Tourism on Saturday.

Mentioning to this, Director General of Dubai Tourism Helal Saeed Almarri said that now, as they are set to reopen the city to tourists, they are also encouraged by the accomplishment of the strong procedures that they executed across sectors that have reinforced Dubai’s commitment to the health and safety of tourists when they start arriving from July 7. He added that this growth will spearhead the development of the tourism sector in Dubai.

Further, Dubai was recognized as a ‘Safe Destination’ by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on July 3.

Now, those visiting Dubai need to follow certain steps:

  • You need to find out whether you can get a visa on arrival or will need to apply via Dubai migration before you travel.
  • You will have to announce that you will bear all the costs, if any, for treatment and isolation if required.
  • Check that you have travel insurance that includes COVID-19, and will need to present the insurance certificate at check-in.
  • Don’t overlook to take a PCR test 96 hours before your flight and get a negative COVID-19 test certificate for yourself. This will apply to all passengers, counting children as well
  • If you fail to take a PCR test in your home country, you will need to take one on arrival in Dubai. You will then be required to self-isolate up until you get your test result.
  • You will be permitted to leave your hotel after your test result comes negative.
  • Though, if your test result comes positive, you need to follow the guidance of the Dubai Health Authority and stay in self-isolation.

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