Expo 2020 Dubai visitors must present vaccination or negative PCR test certificate

Expo 2020 Dubai visitors must present vaccination or negative PCR test certificate

Visitors will have access to free Covid-19 PCR tests at several centres across Dubai on the presentation of a valid Expo 2020 ticket

As part of new entry rules, the organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai have announced that visitors must present either proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.

Non-vaccinated ticket-holders who have not been tested within this period can test at the PCR testing facility adjacent to the Expo site.

Those choosing to test in advance will be offered PCR test free of charge at select testing centres across the city when they present their Expo ticket. A list of participating outlets can be found on the Expo 2020 website.


Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai said: “By updating our vaccination and testing requirements, we are opening up a world of discovery and education for every visitor from every corner of the planet, enabling the world to experience Expo 2020’s incredible offering in a safe and secure manner.

“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% 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.”

The UAE has fully immunised 80% of its population and Dubai welcomed 2.85 million visitors in the first half of 2021, with numbers predicted to accelerate in the fourth quarter, boosted by Expo 2020 Dubai and the country’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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