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X|NEWS: Dubai to welcome tourists from July 7


Dubai is all set to welcome returning residents from Monday, citizens and residents permitted to travel overseas from 23 June 2020.


Under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed, and follow-up of Sheikh Hamdan, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced the new air travel protocols for Dubai citizens, residents and visitors.



Dubai will welcome tourists from 7 July 2020.

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


GENERAL GUIDELINES:

• Citizens and residents allowed to travel to any foreign destination, according to measures taken by countries regarding foreign arrivals.


• Travelers bear full responsibility for their actions and for checking the COVID-19 situation of the country they wish to visit, as well as self-monitoring any symptoms they may experience.


• Tourists given the option to show their PCR test results (valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at Dubai airports.


• All positive COVID-19 cases will be quarantined for 14 days, with travelers bearing the costs of treatment and isolation.


RETURN OF DUBAI RESIDENTS FROM TOMORROW JUNE 22, 2020


• Return approvals are carried out by Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs through a direct link with airlines.


• PCR tests are taken at Dubai airports.


• 14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases.


DUBAI CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ABROAD FROM JUNE 23, 2020


• Citizens and residents allowed to travel to foreign destinations, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at these destinations.

Health workers disinfect a metro station in Dubai.


• PCR tests at Dubai airports must be taken upon their return.


• 14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases.


ENTRY OF VISITORS AND TOURISTS TO DUBAI FROM JULY 7, 2020


• Tourists and visitors allowed to enter, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations.


• Show their PCR test results (valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at Dubai airports.


• 14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19


Traveler responsibilities


CITIZENS, RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS


• Adhere to all official measures and requirements established by the Dubai Government and other countries before traveling and after returning to Dubai.


• Disclose any symptoms before traveling by filling in the form provided by airlines.


• Ensure you have international health insurance coverage before traveling.


A person oversees the thermal scanning of passengers at Dubai Airport.


• Citizens must notify UAE embassies if they are infected with COVID-19 while they are abroad.


• Residents and tourists will bear the costs of examination and treatment abroad, in the event they are infected with COVID-19.


• Take precautionary measures and self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID- 19.


PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING DUBAI RESIDENTS:


• Residents pre-book flights through official websites of airlines operating at Dubai airports.


• Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs organises the arrival of residents.


• Returning residents can fly on any of the airlines that have approved flights to Dubai airports.


• Residents sign a declaration stating their commitment to bear the costs of examination and treatment in the event of contracting COVID-19.


• Arrivals must complete Health Declaration Form before leaving their destination to ensure that they are clear of any symptoms.


• All arrivals must register their details on the COVID-19 DXB app.


TRAVEL PROCEDURES FROM COUNTRY OF DEPARTURE:


PCR test not required

• No PCR test required before departure

• Fill out the Health Declaration Form before departure and sign the costs declaration

• Airlines have the right to deny travelers if they display any symptoms of COVID-19


ARRIVAL PROCEDURES AT DUBAI AIRPORTS:

PCR test required

• PCR test taken upon arrival at Dubai airports

• Ensure arrivals download COVID-19 DXB app


PROCEDURES FOR LEAVING THE AIRPORT:

• Residents must stay home until their PCR test results come out.

• Obligation to abide by 14-day quarantine for positive COVID-19 cases.

Visitors can access the beach with precautionary measures.

• Home quarantine possible if the conditions of quarantine are met, according to official guidelines from the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre.

• Residents who test positive for COVID-19 and are home- sharing or live in high-density housing, will be required to be isolated at a facility. Their employer should provide the quarantine facility in accordance with COVID-19 Command and Control Centre guidelines or choose a quarantine facility provided by the government in return for bearing the costs involved.

• Compliance with all precautionary measures applied in Dubai (wearing masks, maintaining 2m social distance and washing hands regularly)


FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, including institutional quarantine, home quarantine or hospitalisation.


FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, including institutional quarantine, home quarantine or hospitalisation.


DEPARTURE PROCEDURES:

• Comply with the official procedures established by the destination country regarding testing and quarantine.

• Complete Health Declaration Form before departing to destination.

• Airlines have the right to deny travelers if they display any symptoms of COVID-19.


PROCEDURES AT TRAVEL DESTINATION:

• Comply with the official procedures established by the destination country regarding testing and quarantine.


PROCEDURES UPON RETURNING TO DUBAI:

PCR test required

• PCR test taken upon arrival at Dubai airports.

• Residents must stay home until their PCR test results come out.

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