Dubai Vacation: These Corona Rules Apply to Tourists

Updated on August 5, 2020

Dubai is again opening its borders to international tourists. Despite travel warnings, spending your holidays are now possible there. However, travelers have to face limitations and submit a COVID 19 test report first.

The medical history and background check are the entry requirements of the United Arab Emirates. From 1st August, air travelers to Dubai and Abu Dhabi need a negative COVID-19 test report for entry and transit.

Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in the Middle East.Thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – its ruler, who put his serious concerns over the pandemic issues and used the state-owned carrier Emirates on the map. 

In the Corona crisis, the metropolis and the emirate of the same name were closed to tourists from abroad for three months. Now,tourists can visit again under certain conditions – from 7th July. 

Even travelers from the US and Europe can have a vacation trip to Dubai despite the travel warning. The first tour guides and managers are already offering tour packages. For instance, FTI has some offers for July in its portfolio, Lufthansa will again have flights to Dubai from July 10 and other tour service providers partially canceled long-distance travel until the end of August.

Federal Foreign Office: Travel Warning for Dubai has not been Lifted

The Federal Foreign Office also warns against unnecessary tourist trips to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The Federal Foreign Office’s travel warning for the United Arab Emirates continues regardless of the opening. There have been 45,000 corona infections and 300 deaths in the Gulf Emirates.Even if the airports have opened again for international air traffic, restrictions on international flightsandpublic life risks can be expected due to the spread of COVID-19.

However, a report from “Reise vor9”stated that the regulation also applies to travelers who only want to travel within UAE via aflight. Only children under the age of 12 and passengers with a medium or severe disability are exempt from the test requirement – conditions apply.

If you still want to travel to Dubai, you can expect an impact on insurance protection and a 14-day quarantine.

Tourists Must Meet these Conditions before Entering Dubai

Before entering Dubai, tourists must also complete a health declaration and download the COVID-19-DXB Smart App to register. Corona test and valid health insurance in Dubai are mandatory. Each traveler must also have health insurance covering COVID-19 costs of treatment and isolation. Besides, tourists must have a Corona test report upon arrival; the reports must not be older than 96 hours.In the case the tourist has it after arrival and result shows positive, there is a 14-day quarantine in a state isolation facility –tourist has to bear the expense himself. 

Dubai vacation 2020: These are the Protective Measures in the Hotels

In terms of security, comprehensive measures were taken in the areas of aviation, travel and hospitality. Subsequently, the UAE followed it and received the Safe Travel stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). “Khaleej Times” published this report.

For instance, hotels would operate alternative counters for the guest registration, hotels would not provide consecutive rooms and would have equipped the rooms with masks, gloves and disinfectants.

These Corona Guidelines Apply on the Dubai Beaches and in the Swimming Pool

The beaches in Dubai have reopened in mid-June. To guarantee social distancing, the sun loungers on the beach are at a distance of two meters. If there are two people next to each other, the distance to the next couches must be four meters. So it shouldn’t get too crowded on the beach, reports the “Khaleej Times”.

Swimming pools, water parks and wellness and fitness areas are also open under strict hygiene requirements. Handrails, deckchairs, tabletops and showers by the pool have to be cleaned at least once an hour. Visitors and employees must always wear a mouth-to-nose covered mask that can be removed during swimming only.

In addition, visitors must keep a distance of two meters inside and outside the pool. A group of five people can sit together if they are four meters away from any other group of people. Tourism inspectors regularly check compliance with the rules.

All Attractions in Dubai are Open to Tourists under Strict Conditions

It is now more than 4 months, people avoided going to crowded places and beaches. However, all tourist attraction places are open again. For instance, if you want to enjoy snow in Ski Dubai, hover in the air at iFly Dubai or book a desert safari, you can do it now. However,the capacities of the various events are limited.

At various places, tourists can be examined and expect a body temperature check – a thermal scanner and certain signs tell the status and predict those who may have Corona. 

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