EXPO 2020 will no longer mandate the wearing of masks at outdoor public areas. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday said its 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,” organisers said in a press release.

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, it was clarified.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Saturday announced updates to COVID-19 precautionary measures in the UAE, according to WAM, the UAE state news agency. As per the new rules, wearing masks is no longer compulsory in outdoor venues.