Expo 2020 Dubai organisers have announced new admission measures to ensure a secure event.
Visitors aged 18 and up must show documentation of a vaccine recognised by their home country’s government or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.
Non-vaccinated ticket holders who haven’t been tested within this time frame can do so at the PCR testing facility near the Expo 2020 venue.
A network of testing centres will be available in the future, and information about them can be accessed on the Expo 2020 website.
The PCR test will be free with the possession of any valid Expo 2020 ticket, as well as an Expo 1-Day or Multi-Day Pass.
Expo 2020 Dubai director general Reem Al Hashimy said: “The UAE continues to drive the global tourism recovery, and Expo 2020 Dubai will be the only global gathering of this size and cultural diversity since the start of Covid-19.”
She added, “As we prepare to welcome tourists to the UAE and visitors to Expo 2020, we need to build on our successes in combating Covid-19, where we have seen a decline of nearly 84 per cent in cases in the past eight months. Our commitment to the health and safety of all visitors, participants and staff will remain our number one priority.
“We will continue to follow the guidance of the leading science and medical experts, adjusting our measures as appropriate in our commitment to hosting an exceptional experience that all the world can enjoy.
“This enhanced measure is responsible, agile and necessary as we prepare to open our doors to the world.”
The measures are in line with broader UAE strategies, including the stringent Covid-19 regulations and testing programmes implemented by airports and ports.
As of September, the UAE administered about 19 million vaccination doses and also has fully immunised 80% of its population.
– India’s new age travel digital media