From Monday, the United Arab Emirates will resume issuing visas to all travelers who have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19, a month before Dubai hosts the postponed Expo 2020 trade show.
The decision comes as coronavirus infections in the oil-rich Gulf country have decreased, with the country reporting less than 1,000 cases per day for the first time in months last week.
According to the official WAM news agency, the UAE decided to reopen its doors to tourists from all nations in order to “achieve sustainable recovery and economic growth.”
Those who are eligible must be fully immunised with one of the World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccines, which include AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
“The judgement applies to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from countries that were previously banned,” WAM stated.
Passengers with tourist visas must take an obligatory PCR test at the airport, according to the statement.
The United Arab Emirates is made up of seven emirates, including Abu Dhabi, the capital, and Dubai.
Despite the fact that life in the country has largely returned to normal following the COVID-19 outbreak, the country continues to impose severe mask-wearing and social-distancing laws.
Last year, Dubai was depending on the six-month Dubai Expo 2020, which was postponed a year due to the health crisis but will now open in October, to bring in millions of people and improve the economy.
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