Expo 2020 Dubai will be postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

UAE

The organizers of the Expo 2020 Dubai will probably discuss delaying the opening of the show from its expected date due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

Members of the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Steering Committee are expected to hold a meeting discussing the options of long-year postponement for the Expo 2020. But the organizers, including UAE-based officials and representatives of foreign countries, have not excluded the October 2020 start yet.

At Expo 2020 Dubai, around 25 million are expected to attend with more than 70% outside the UAE.

The 173-day Expo is projected to run from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021. It will host a variety of architectural displays from the flagship Al Wasl Plaza and thematic pavilions at its 4.38km2 site.

Despite that, among other countries the UAE has resulted in mandatory precautionary measures, for instance, self-isolation, social distance, quarantines, and travel restrictions that could affect the Expo.

Upon its host of the Expo 2020, Dubai also has shut down airports to all passengers traffic because of the cases reported of COVID-19 including fatalities as well.

The latest guidance from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and the World Health Organization has the main authority for the Expo to be postponed.

The Expo has completed a full sanitization procedure across the site in partnership with Dulsco and Dubai Municipality with the approval of DHA antiviral disinfectants.