Interest for travel to Dubai increases

Staff Correspondent

31 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Interest for travel to Dubai increases

Emirates and Dubai authority jointly have taken various measures for safe visits to Dubai, as the interest among the tourists for travelling to the city has been showing a constant upward trend.

Tourists can easily apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of 70 countries and territories, as per the entry and immigration regulations that were in place pre-pandemic. Bangladeshi travellers can submit their applications and obtain visa at Emirates office in Dhaka as it was during the pre-pandemic period, said a press release.

Dubai has also updated its entry requirements for inbound travellers. From 1 August 2020, COVID-19 PCR tests will be required for all travellers arriving to Dubai or transiting Dubai. Travellers heading to the UK and Europe will also be required to hold a negative PCR test certificate.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “In the 3 weeks since Dubai re-opened for tourists, we saw more than 1.6 million searches for destination Dubai on emirates.com, and an increase in bookings with travellers coming from more than 30 countries including France, Germany, Malaysia, UK, and US. Emirates is working with Dubai Tourism and our other partners on even more attractive travel offers and packages, and we look forward to announcing these offers soon.”

Dubai is one of the world’s first cities to obtain the “Safe Travels” stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety. 

Customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), will be eligible for free cover for COVID-19 expenses, and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. For more details: www.emirates.com/ COVID19assistance.

Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

Emirates currently serves over 65 cities, with safe and convenient connections via its Dubai hub for customers travelling between the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Customers from Emirates’ network can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. The airline from August 3 will offer increased frequencies from Dhaka i.e. six flights a week providing more access to Dubai and its global network.

 


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