Dubai Airport and Emirates announce the return to normal for the application and issuance of tourist visas, according to the modus operandi before the pandemic. However, from August 1, all travelers arriving in Dubai and transiting through Dubai must be provided with a virological test certificate (RT-PCR), in order to "guarantee the health and safety of all."
Emirates observes in a press release "a growing interest and an increase in bookings" since the reopening of Dubai on July 7 including the distribution of free hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to all customers. The message is clear: tourists are welcome to enjoy the city's many attractions, thanks to the various measures put in place to ensure safe tours and travel.
Tourists can easily apply for a visa in advance or have their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of the 70 countries and territories now authorized, in accordance with entry and immigration requirements. in force before the pandemic.
Dubai has also updated its entry requirements for inbound travelers. From August 1, 2020, virological testing (RT-PCR) will be required for all travelers arriving in Dubai or transiting through Dubai. Travelers to UK and Europe must also be in possession of a negative RT-PCR test certificate.
“They are visiting Emirates is committed to covering all medical costs related to COVID-19 free of charge, if they are diagnosed positive during their trip. This coverage is effective immediately for customers traveling with Emirates until October 31, 2020 (with the first flight to be flown by October 31, 2020). It is valid for 31 days from the time of the first leg of their journey. This means that Emirates customers can continue to benefit from this coverage, even if they are traveling to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. ".
Dubai, never short of projects like this rainy street 365 days a year, remains a "very attractive destination for international visitors".
“In the three weeks since Dubai reopened to tourists, we have recorded over 1.6 million searches on emirates.com for the destination Dubai, and an increase in bookings from travelers from over 30 countries, including France, Germany, Malaysia, UK and USA. Emirates is working on even more attractive travel offers, with Dubai Tourism as well as our other partners, and we look forward to announcing these offers soon, ”said Adel Al Redha, COO of the company.