The wearing of face masks will no longer be mandatory at Dubai airports following the relaxation of COVID-19 safety norms from September 29. The decision comes in the context of Emirates and Flydubai confirming that passengers do not need to wear masks on flights to Dubai.
Passengers at the Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) do not have to wear face masks anymore, Dubai Airports has confirmed in an emailed statement on Wednesday. “It is not mandatory for passengers to wear face masks at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) effective Wednesday, September 28, 2022,” a statement from the airport operator read. Note that the mandatory wearing of a mask, if necessary, on board aircraft will be determined based on the specific requirements and rules applied by the final destination or transit.
On September 26, the UAE announced the easing of the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, by declaring that it is not mandatory to wear masks in closed places, and limiting them to medical facilities, hospitals, mosques, places of worship and public transportation. The UAE eased the norms after a significant drop in COVID-19 positive cases.