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Dubai reopens doors to foreign tourists from 7 July

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Tourists entering Dubai are required to present recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports.
Tourists entering Dubai are required to present recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports.

Dubai will allow foreign visitors to enter come 7 July, while its citizens and residents are already permitted to travel abroad since Tuesday, 23 June.

International tourists entering Dubai must download the Covid-19 DXB app and register their details on it for contact tracing if necessary, in addition to filling a health declaration form and ensuring they have a valid health insurance prior to boarding, according to a statement from the Dubai government media office.

Foreign visitors also have to present certificates to show they had recently tested negative for the coronavirus – with a maximum validity of four days or 96 hours ahead of date of departure – or have to undergo tests on arrival at Dubai airports.

The Dubai authorities said that it is mandatory for tourists who test positive for Covid-19 to register their details on the Covid-19 DXB app and isolate themselves at an institutional facility provided by the government for 14 days at their own expense.

The United Arab Emirates suspended all passenger flights in March and barred foreign citizens from entering the Gulf Arab state except those holding UAE residency, Reuters reported.

In a further easing of its coronavirus lockdown, those with residency visas are permitted to enter from Monday while some flights had resumed services in recent weeks, the report added.

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