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5 Things to Know when Travelling to Dubai after the Pandemic - Pandemic travels!

Coronavirus cases remained high throughout 2020 and 2021. Health officials are cautioning that travel will increase the chances of spreading the virus and thereby being afflicted by it. Here are some travel precautions you should take when visiting Dubai during the pandemic!


The Basics!

Although Dubai has reopened travel to foreigners, the officials have stipulated that tourists should have a negative Covid test upon arrival. They also should have appropriate health insurance too!


What does Dubai Offer?

Well, Dubai is the place to head to for some sun, shopping and luxury! It is home to the best hotels in the world, and this is why people often head to Dubai to escape from their lives! You'll witness jaw-dropping modern architecture to pristine beaches as well as high-end hotels and restaurants! Dubai offers a much-needed break! Make sure to book residences in Dubai that can offer you a comfortable stay whilst following the Covid-19 protocols that are put in place by the government. For instance, you can check out properties like Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort for a cosy experience.


Who can travel to Dubai?

Well, there are no restrictions as to who can travel. Everyone is permitted entry into this city! So worry no more! Just adhere to the rules that are placed!


What restrictions are placed in Dubai?

All tourists who are over 12 years of age must obtain the necessary medical insurance. They should have completed a negative PCR test for Covid within the past ninety-six hours. And not just by anyone! The test should be undertaken by a national authorised body! This certificate should be provided at check-in. Afterwards, you have to complete a detailed health declaration form before you travel. You must also register for the COVID-19 DXB App. Don't forget your travel insurance!


Travel bans and restrictions

Passengers arriving from countries like Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia can choose to take this test once they arrive in Dubai, only if they are arriving by air. Passengers visiting from over 50 countries which includes Ghana, Morocco and Argentina will have to take this test on arrival. You can find the updated list of countries online!

Passengers will not be allowed entry into the country if they have been to or had a transit at Nigeria or South Africa within the past 14 days. If you show any symptoms once you arrive in Dubai, you will have to quarantine for two weeks. You will be paying for these costs unless you flew with Emirates. They have taken responsibility for their passengers. On January 29th, following a drastic increase in cases in the UAE, the British government placed UAE on its red list, discouraging and banning travel to the UAE. This meant only British citizens could arrive in their home country back from UAE, to either Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales or England. They will be asked to follow quarantine for 10 days with all members of the household!