Sumary of No COVID vaccines, tests needed for millions visiting Dubai’s Expo 2020:
- The exhibition, expected to attract 25 million visits over six months, will though mostly require people to keep their masks on and respect social distancing rules, an Expo spokesperson told Bloomberg.
- Dubai’s Expo approach contrasts with those of other countries like the U.K., which announced it is considering mandating vaccine passports to access large venues, or France where the constitutional court backed Emmanuel Macron’s decision to require proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to eat out or travel.
- Across the Expo site, dozens of checkpoints will ensure people provide a pass to enter, while visitors will have to wear masks and abide by stringent social distancing regulations.
- The exhibition is also using robots and wearable technology to assist with visitor-facing interactions including ticketing and queuing.
- Dubai in 2013 beat off competition from countries including Brazil and Turkey to host Expo 2020. The world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, was illuminated with fireworks in celebration.