With less than 15 days left to go until the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai, some updated rules and regulations have been announced.

As the emirate is set to host the world’s biggest event in a post-pandemic world, health and safety measures have been updated to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors.

Those intending to attend Expo 2020 aged 18 and above are required to be vaccinated and show proof as such.

And for those who aren’t vaccinated, a negative PCR test must be done within 72 hours before visiting the Expo 2020 site. There will also be a PCR testing facility right by the mega-event’s site where visitors will be able to undergo a PCR test for free when a valid ticket and an Expo 1-Day or multi-day pass is shown.

In a statement, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, explained that Dubai wanted to ensure visitors were welcomed in a “safe and secure manner”.

Sheikh Mohammed at Expo 2020

“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.,” she said.

“Our commitment to the health and safety of all visitors, participants and staff will remain our number one priority.”

She added, “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. This enhanced measure is responsible, agile and necessary as we prepare to open our doors to the world.”

With over 200 pavilions, 190 of which will represent different countries from around the globe, Expo 2020 will last for six months from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 and it’s set to be nothing short of spectacular.

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