UAE: 3 Covid rules that remain as nearly all restrictions are eased

November 8, 2022 at 3:36 PM

The UAE on Monday eased nearly all Covid safety restrictions. Things are now back to how they were before the pandemic disrupted normal life almost three years ago.

Addressing the public via a virtual briefing on Sunday, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) further eased mask and Covid testing rules for residents and tourists. 

According to Khaleej Times, the only three Covid rules that remain as on November 7 are:

  • Masks remain mandatory in health facilities and centres for people of determination
  • The five-day isolation period for those infected with Covid-19 will continue to be implemented
  • Organizers of sporting events and activities may request Covid tests or vaccination certificates “according to the type or importance of the activity”.

Here is the full list of restrictions that have been eased by the NCEMA:

Al Hosn App and Green Pass

  • The Green Pass is not required to enter public facilities and sites
  • The app’s use will be limited to proof of vaccination and test results inside and outside the country upon request.

Wearing masks

  • Wearing masks will be optional in all open and closed facilities.

Covid-19 facilities

  • PCR testing and treatment facilities will continue to operate.

Mosques and places of worship

  • Praying on personal mats will be optional at mosques and praying facilities. (NewsWire)