The organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai said they are exploring postponing the event until 2021 in view of Covid-19 impact worldwide.
The organisers are working closely with all stakeholders in Dubai, the UAE and internationally as they continue to assess the situation.
“While everyone involved in Expo 2020 Dubai remains firmly committed, many countries have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and they have expressed a need to Expo’s opening by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge,” said Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director-general, Expo 2020 Dubai.
“We will follow due Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) processes on making the decision to delay Expo 2020.”
A final decision on postponement can only be made by the BIE’s General Assembly, which requires a two-thirds majority vote from the BIE Member states.