Good news – great news, even! – for those looking to get away this summer as a travel corridor has opened up between the UAE and Greece.
Which means that UAE travelers can travel quarantine-free to Greece for holiday. Woohoo!
You will need to be fully vaccinated and follow strict Covid-19 air travel precautions. You’ll need to give proof of your vaccine via your Dubai Health Authority or Al Hosn apps.
If you have been vaccinated and fancy some fun in Greece, you can start booking your flights from tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18.
The UAE has also set up also another travel corridor with Seychelles. Both Etihad and Emirates fly to the islands off the east coast of Africa. And the weather and beaches are picture-perfect at the moment.
Covid travel passports ‘inevitable’ says Dubai Airports boss
Dubai Airports boss Paul Griffiths has said that Covid travel passports are ‘inevitable’ as the travel industry looks to bounce back after the pandemic.
Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths told the BBC: “I don’t think there is an alternative.”
And as the boss of the world’s busiest airport for international travel, it’s fair to say he knows what he’s talking about.
Some argue that Covid passports actively discriminate against those who can’t or won’t take the vaccine. But Mr Griffiths believes the real problem lies elsewhere.
“I think the problem is not the vaccine passport and its discrimination. It’s the need to roll things out and have a proper globally equitable vaccine programme,” he said.