The United Arab Emirates announced that it will recommence issuing visas; for all tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the gulf country has started witnessing a downfall in their daily infections. The country is reporting less than 1000 cases a day; since a week for the first time in months. Although COVID-19 cases in the country are declining; they are still asking people to take all precautions and follow all protocols.
The United Arab Emirates to Open its Borders for Tourists
Amid declining COVID-19 cases in the country; the United Arab Emirates announces to issue visas to all fully vaccinated tourists. The country is reporting less than 1000 cases a day since a week, for the first time in months. Besides the health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected the economies of several countries. However, the UAE’s decision of opening borders for tourists; comes as a sustainable approach to uplift the country’s economy. It will help in accomplishing sustainable recovery and economic development in the country.
Only Fully Vaccinated Tourists are Allowed
The United Arab Emirates government announced; that only fully vaccinated people are eligible for tourist visas. Moreover, only World Heath Organization-approved vaccines will work. The list includes the following COVID-19 vaccines:
- Johnson & Johnson
The recent decision is applied to all countries, including those that were banned previously. Moreover, all the tourists arriving from other countries will have to go through a PCR test at the airport.
COVID-19 Situation in the United Arab Emirates
Several countries across the world have ditched masks; and are getting back to normal lives. The United Arab Emirates is made of seven emirates with Abu Dhabi as the capital and Dubai. Although COVID-19 cases in the country are declining; the government has asked people to wear masks and follow all the protocols.
Moreover, the country is all set to conduct the Dubai Expo; which was canceled in 2020. The Arab country is heavily reliant on tourism for the upliftment of its economy. Henceforth, they are slowly loosening their border restrictions; and allowing travelers into the country. The country has recorded more than 715,000 COVID-19 cases so far, with 2,036 casualties.