Dubai has announced that it will begin welcoming tourists into the emirate from 7th July. This will the first time that the Middle East business hub would be opening to the tourists after the travel restrictions imposed over the past months due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
The Dubai Media Office yesterday said “Tourists required to present recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports.”
The city will also permit residents who are stuck abroad to begin returning from today. Meanwhile, citizens and residents can resume outbound travel from 23rd June.
Dubai had announced lockdown for about a month to curb the spread of the virus. Its flagship airline, the Emirates airline, grounded passenger flights. The Expo 2020 exhibition which was due to begin in October was also delayed by a year. However, Dubai still has some movement restrictions yet to be lifted.
Dubai has been reporting lower number of coronavirus cases in the past weeks, as the government continued with its sterilization programs in cities and stepped up testing.
So far, Dubai has recorded about 50,000 cases of coronavirus including 302 deaths.