Expo 2020 Dubai suspends some activities amid Covid concerns

All close-contact activity at the site has been put on hold until further notice

Having recently passed the seven million visitor mark, Expo 2020 Dubai has suspended its daily parades and some other activities that carry the risk of potential close contact in order to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

Speaking about the new measures, Expo 2020 Dubai senior vice president of communications Sconaid McGeachin said: “One of the key things we’re focused on is maintaining our robust Covid-19 measures, ensuring a safe and exceptional event for all attending.

“Some of our close-contact events, such as parades and roving entertainers, have been temporarily suspended as a short-term precautionary measure. This is a dynamic and fluid situation and we are reviewing this daily. We just want to ensure the safety of all visitors and the safety of all staff on site.”


Coronavirus screening centres on site have been expanded with an additional fourth PCR centre, and all frontline workers and entertainers will continue to be tested on a regular basis. There is free Covid-19 tests for all pavilion staff.

McGeachin added: “We’re also ensuring all the staff, whether Expo staff, volunteers or country pavilions staff are having the booster vaccination as soon as they can.” 

Visitors are required to wear masks at all times. Those aged 18 and above must present a copy of a vaccination report or, if they are unvaccinated, a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours to enter.

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