The decision to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai by one year was confirmed. Its new date is from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The name Expo 2020 Dubai is to be retained following the change of dates.
In consideration of the COVID-19 crisis, Expo 2020 Dubai will be postponed by one year, and is now scheduled to run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, instead of the original dates of 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
Voting by the Member States of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) commenced on 24 April in response to a proposal by the government of the United Arab Emirates to change the dates. The decision to postpone the event was confirmed with an announcement by the BIE today that over two-thirds of Member States have now voted in favor of the resolution, surpassing the required threshold. The name Expo 2020 Dubai is to be retained following the change of dates.
The Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion is moving forward with preparations while making the necessary arrangements to accommodate the new schedule.