Sharjah has reopened for tourism with the assurance of top-level safety for visitors. All safety measures and precautions in place are validated through the ‘Sharjah Safe for Tourism’ stamp, launched by the World Travel and Tourism Council to reassure travellers.
Visitors are expected to flock to the Emirate’s tourism establishments. Tourists travelling to Sharjah are required to take a COVID 19 test at the Sharjah airport upon arrival (results usually out within 24 hours) and Indian passengers will also undergo another PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test upon arriving at Sharjah Airport and must self-isolate until the results are out.
"We are extremely happy and ready to welcome tourists and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of residents and visitors alike. Additionally, we have established a ‘Safety Assured’ stamp which follows the measures set out by the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ‘Safe Travels’ initiative. The stamp follows the measures set out by the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, the world’s first global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism. SCTDA, in collaboration with Sharjah Health Authority (SHA), have dedicated teams inspecting various establishments in the emirate to ensure compliance with the required health and safety measures. Residents and tourists visiting the emirate can look for the ‘Safety Assured’ stamp displayed in the establishment prior to making a booking or upon entry. The stamp is a visual symbol which gives instant recognition of the establishment’s compliance to the precautionary measures being implemented by the government, reassuring consumers of the safety of the location, ensuring that tourists feel safe while enjoying the beauty and unique experiences of Sharjah." said Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, SCTDA.
Sharjah is home to top tourist attractions including the Rain Room, Al Noor Island and Sharjah Mosque which opened its doors for the first time to the public in 2019. Sharjah welcomed more than 143 thousand guests from India last year, reflecting an increase of as much as 26% of visitor arrivals and representing a total market share of 8%.