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Abu Dhabi bars unvaccinated visitors from most public spaces

Proof of vaccination status will be required at malls, restaurants, gyms, sporting activities, health clubs, resorts, museums, cultural centres and theme parks

Currently only vaccinated people are allowed to enter many public places in Abu Dhabi and the emirate has implemented new Covid-19-related restrictions for entry to many venues within its borders.

Under these new regulations, citizens, residents and tourists must provide proof of vaccination plus a negative PCR test conducted within the past 30 days to visit most public venues, including malls, restaurants and cafes.

Green status on the Al Hosn app, the UAE’s testing and vaccination application is granted to those who have been vaccinated and have taken a PCR. Visitors to public spaces are required to present proof of their green status on their smartphones in order to gain entry. Venues include shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and retail outlets, including those outside shopping centres, other than supermarkets and pharmacies.

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Proof of vaccination status will also be required at gyms, recreational facilities and sporting activities, health clubs, resorts, museums, cultural centres and theme parks, as well as universities, institutes, public and private schools and nurseries.

The rule also applies to tourists, who can download and register on the Al Hosn app by using the unified identification number shown on their visas.

For more information, visit www.alhosnapp.ae 

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