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COVID-19 restrictions likely to end before Expo 2020 Dubai

Travel, tourism and hospitality industry is hopeful that the UAE government will lift all restrictions and curbs currently in place due to the coronavirus pandemic before the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 commences. This development, they feel, will ensure great success of the mega event.

The UAE has already started to ease the restrictions, which the residents are welcoming happily. A significant development came from Abu Dhabi as it announced Sunday that it’s planning to resume tourism activities in the emirate and would lift quarantine rules as it opens doors for international visitors from July 1.

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Similarly, Dubai has also further lifted the curbs, allowing vaccinated residents and visitors to attend concerts and community events. In addition, live entertainment and activities are also allowed in restaurants, cafes and shopping malls for a trial period of one month (extendable) starting May 17.

“Abu Dhabi’s decision to remove Covid-19 restrictions from July 1 is a very good sign because the UAE capital is very strict when it comes to the pandemic. So if Abu Dhabi opens up, it means things are very much under control,” Mohamed Jassim Al Rais, deputy managing director of Alrais Group, was quoted as saying in the local media reports.

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Al Rais believes that the Covid-19 restrictions will be removed before Expo 2020.

Kees van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, also echoed Al Rais, saying Covid-19 related curbs will be gradually removed in the coming months as vaccination levels grow in the UAE and other neighbouring countries. (AW)

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