The health and safety of SIU 2021 attendees, faculty, partners, and staff remains the top priority for the SIU. The most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations will be observed and maintained at all times. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Preparing for SIU 2021

Delegates are responsible to ensure that they are aware of all travel precautions and restrictions, particular to their region, regarding travel to/from Dubai. For up-to-date information, please consult the following resources.

Information for Tourists

Travel Requirements by Destination

What Happens When I Arrive in Dubai?

Current requirements state that all passengers arriving in Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

Passengers arriving in Dubai from the certain countries will be required to take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport. The list of these countries are updated regularly.  Requirements regarding onsite testing should be reviewed prior to travel to ensure adequate time (at least 48 hours) is given from arrival to allow for the return of any test results. 

Attendees requiring PCR testing upon arrival will be required to quarantine at their hotel while they wait for their test results. Should an attendee be scheduled to arrive prior to their hotel check-in time (standard check-in is typically between 1400-1600), it is recommended that the guestroom be booked starting from the previous night to ensure access to immediate check-in.

Please review the guidelines and lists regularly for updates.

What Happens When I leave Dubai?

Passengers will need to do PCR tests upon departure only if it is mandated by the country to which they are travelling. Be sure to check these guidelines for the most up-to-date information on the requirements for your return.

What Happens at the Event?

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) adheres to all rules and regulations set out by Government authorities, including Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai Economic Department (DED), Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Municipality (DM) to ensure the health and safety of everyone on the premises in the post COVID-19 world. 

The venue is certified with the prestigious Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label, which attests to its compliance with the highest hygiene standards. 

Masks will be required for all visitors to the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the venue.

For a full description on the measures being taken at the venue, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures, please click here.

What is SIU doing to keep you safe?

In addition to all standard requirements, SIU is setting up additional safeguards in its process and procedures to ensure the well-being of SIU 2021 participants and provide an enjoyable SIU Congress experience in a safe atmosphere. This includes measures such as:

    • Individually-packaged lunch boxes and water bottles
    • Open spaces in exhibit hall for social distancing
    • Long-term surface disinfection for high-touch areas

What else can you do to stay safe?

Is is important to always be aware of and maintain social distancing (2m between people), wear a mask, and follow proper hygiene protocols, including frequent hand washing, sanitization and cough/sneeze etiquette. 

We ask for your help in ensuring your own safety and the safety of your colleagues by following directional signage put in place in the venue and complying to the regulations and restrictions required by the venue, SIU, and any local public health authorities.

Finally, please be sure to isolate and advise event staff immediately should you develop any symptoms related to COVID-19.

While all measures are in place to keep you safe, your participation at the SIU 2021 Congress is at your own discretion. The Société Internationale d’Urologie assumes no responsibility for any personal illness, injury, damages, losses, or other associated risks related to attendance at SIU 2021 in Dubai.


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