Dubai will start to welcome tourists from 7 July. This was announced by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group and chairman of flydubai.
He noted that both airline companies have developed a clear set of protocols to safeguard the health and safety of all passengers and both ground staff and aircrew. The new protocols enable citizens and residents to travel to destinations that have started to receive flights in accordance with protocols put in place by their governments. They also allow residents to travel back to Dubai in accordance with measures implemented to prevent spread of the virus.
Sheikh Ahmed said: “The new protocols have been adopted after a detailed evaluation of the situation, both domestically and globally, and ensuring readiness to deal with all possible scenarios. The move comes at a time when the world is preparing to resume economic activities across sectors. Travel and tourism are among the key industries at the forefront of spurring global economic recovery. Our airports and national carriers are resuming larger-scale operations by stringently implementing globally benchmarked precautionary and preventive measures that protect the health and safety of travellers.”
Tourists will be required to present recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports, Dubai Media Office said.