Dubai: The UK will accept vaccinations administered in the UAE next month, in a boost to travel between two of the world’s busiest hubs.
“We will be accepting UAE vaccination certificates from 4th Oct following updates to their vaccination app,” British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Twitter Wednesday.
The easing of restrictions on travel between the UAE and Britain comes as Dubai prepares to host millions of people for one of the world’s biggest in-person events since the pandemic started. The Dubai Expo 2020 global trade fair begins on October 1 and the city hopes to attract 25 million visits to the six-month event.
Dubai International Airport, the world’s biggest by international traffic, counts London as its top destination. Hundreds of thousands of British expatriates reside in the UAE and the Dubai-Heathrow route was the 8th busiest globally in September, according to flight-bookings specialist OAG.