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São Paulo – Dubai International Airport will reopen to foreign travelers on July 7, the emirate’s government said this Sunday (21). Travelers will be required to either show a recently taken PCR test negative for Covid-19 or take a test at the airport.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management also said residents stranded abroad will start coming back this Monday (22), and that citizens and residents will be allowed to travel abroad starting on Tuesday (23).
New protocols and conditions have been put in place at Dubai Airport, allowing thousands to resume their travel plans in the wake of worldwide restrictions on air traffic prompted by the pandemic.
The new developments are in line with directives from UAE vice president and prime minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and from Dubai crown prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Government of Dubai Media Office released in-depth rules for tourists, who are given the option to show their PCR test results (valid for 96 hours) upon arrival or to take a test on arrival. Thermal screening is also in place.
International health insurance coverage is required, and travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form prior to boarding their flights. They are also required to download and enter personal information into the Covid-19 DXB app for coordination with health authorities in case they should become sick. Facemasks are mandatory.
Airlines have the right to deny travelers if they display any Covid-19 symptoms. All positive COVID-19 cases will be quarantined for 14 days, with travelers bearing the costs of treatment and isolation.
State-run carrier Emirates will also resume its Dubai flights on July 7. Emirates is currently flying to 40 destinations, including Chicago, New York and Washington, DC, in the USA, and Toronto, Canada. Flights to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have not resumed.
*With information from Khaleej Times.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum