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Wearing masks no longer compulsory at Expo 2020 Dubai – Gulf Today

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An aerial view of the Al Wasl dome at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Expo 2020 Dubai COVID-19 preventive measures will continue to include the mandatory wearing of masks indoors. While event organisers do not mandate the wearing of masks at outdoor public areas, guests and staff are encouraged to continue to do so at popular entertainment venues with large attendance.
Health and safety remains a key priority, with stringent rules in place across the site. All Expo visitors ages 18 and above must show either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within the previous 72 hours, while on-site measures include mask-wearing for visitors, staff and participants, and PCR testing facilities for Country Pavilion staff, frontline workers, and entertainers.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Saturday (26 January) announced updates to COVID-19 precautionary measures in the UAE, according to WAM, the UAE state news agency.
At a price of a daily ticket, the special October Pass is available for Dhs95 only and gives the visitors access to the international event site for 31 days of immersive experiences, inspiring insights, visual innovations and eclectic entertainment.
Expo allows upgrading daily entry tickets to seasonal, by upgrading the one-day ticket to “multiple entry” for Dhs75 for daily ticket holders, and to the seasonal ticket at Dhs225.
Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth has been appointed as Commissioner-General of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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