Tourists to Dubai Assured of Safe Visits and Smooth Travel
Tourists can easily apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival
- Application and issuance of tourist visas to Dubai as per normal, pre-pandemic process
- From 1 August, all travellers arriving in and transiting through Dubai, must carry a COVID-19 PCR test certificate, ensuring the health and safety of all travellers and the Dubai community
- Emirates sees increase in interest and bookings since Dubai reopened on 7 July
Dubai, UAE, 29 July 2020 As travellers mull over their summer vacation plans, Emirates and Dubai is sending out the clear message that tourists are welcome to enjoy the citys many attractions, with various measures put in place for safe visits and smooth travels.
Tourists can easily apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport fromone of 70 countries and territories, as per the entry and immigration regulations that were in place pre-pandemic.
Dubai has also updated its entry requirements for inbound travellers. From 1 August 2020,COVID-19 PCR tests will be required for all travellers arriving to Dubai or transiting Dubai. Travellers heading to the UK and Europe will also be required to hold a negative PCR test certificate.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates Chief Operating Officer said:Dubai remains a highly attractive destination to international visitors.In the 3 weeks since Dubai re-opened for tourists, we sawmore than 1.6 million searches for destination Dubai on emirates.com, and an increase in bookings with travellers coming from more than 30 countries including France, Germany, Malaysia, UK, and US. Emirates is working with Dubai Tourism and our other partners on even more attractive travel offers and packages, and we look forward to announcing these offers soon.
Al Redha added: We know people want to travel, and Emirates is expanding its network to provide more choice to its customers. We have also implemented various measures to assure our customers of a smooth and safe travel experience. We encourage travellers to consider Dubai as their destination of choice for enjoying their summer break, and to take advantage of the great offers and programmes during the Dubai Summer Surprises festival currently underway. Whether visiting Dubai or another Emirates destination, our customers can fly without the worry of procuring COVID-19 insurance which is required by many countries, as Emirates is the first airline to offer free global cover for COVID-19 related expenses if they should unfortunately be tested positive while they are travelling and away from home.
Dubai is one of the worlds first cities to obtainthe Safe Travels stampfromthe World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), whichendorses Dubais comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety. Since re-opening,so far the number of new COVID-19 cases across the UAE to date has remainedsteady and is on a downward trend.
From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations. In 2019, Dubai welcomed16.7million visitors, and hosted overhundreds of global meetings and exhibitions, as well as sports and entertainment events.
Emirates currently serves over65cities, with safe and convenient connections via its Dubai hub for customers travelling between the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.Customers from Emirates networkcan stop over ortravel to Dubai as the city hasre-opened for international business and leisure visitors.
Free, global cover for COVID-19 related costs:Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. For more details:www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance.
Health and safety:Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit:www.emirates.com/yoursafety
Tourist entry requirements:For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit:www.emirates.com/flytoDubai
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