UAE lifts practically all COVID-19 restrictions

The UAE government has lifted precautionary measures related to COVID-19 as the country further eases restrictions earlier implemented to protect public health.

Following more than 30 months of regulations a government spokesperson has announced in a virtual briefing that the Al Hosn application will be limited as a proof of vaccination.

The Al Hosn Green Pass is no longer required to enter public facilities and public spaces in the UAE.

Wearing masks in the UAE will now be optional in all open and closed facilities, including places of worship and mosques, except for health facilities and centers for people of determination, where it will be mandatory, Dr. Saif Al-Dhaheri, spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), announced in an earlier briefing.

Organizers of sports activities also have the option to require PCR tests or vaccination certificates as requisite to participate or attend their events.

Despite the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, PCR testing and treatment health facilities will continue to operate and individuals with positive results are still required to undergo five days of isolation to prevent spread of the disease.

Changes to how the UAE will handle Covid-19 begin at 6am, on Monday November 7. The decisions are based on scientific study and after continued research says the NCEMA.

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