The organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai announced Wednesday that visitors to the exhibition will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative result of the test for the Covid-19 virus, two weeks before the opening of the mega event.
Dubai is preparing to host the World Expo starting next October for a period of six months. The emirate is betting on the exhibition, which has been postponed for a year due to the virus, to attract millions of visitors.
A statement released by the organizers stated that “Visitors over the age of 18 will need to provide proof that they have obtained any vaccination approved by the governments of their countries or a negative result of the test, provided that The examination must be carried out no later than 72 hours before the date of the visit“.
The statement quotes UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem Al Hashimi, Director General of Expo 2020, as saying, “By updating vaccination requirements and test, we offer all visitors from around the world a world of exploration and learning opportunities, enabling them to have a wonderful experience in a safe environment that guarantees their safety. “
According to Al-Hashemi, “These strengthened and responsible measures have been put in place in act with care and we are preparing to open our doors to the world “.
The UAE has provided more than 19 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to data released by the Ministry of Health.
The Gulf state has recorded 730,000 cases of the virus and 2,066 deaths.
Since reopening its doors to tourists in July 2020 until December, Dubai has received over 1.7 million international visitors.
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