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Abu Dhabi announces new directive on booster shots for vaccinated individuals

Vaccinated individuals who received their second dose of Sinopharm vaccine more than six months ago must receive a booster dose

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UAE to open processing of tourist visas for vaccinated individuals from all countries

Starting August 30, the decision applies even to citizens arriving from previously banned countries

Oman to open land borders from September 1

The sultanate also decided to lift the entry ban on arrivals from all countries starting September 1

UAE reports 991 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

The number of recorded cases has risen to 713,402

Abu Dhabi schools

Abu Dhabi: Covid tests mandatory for all private and charter school students

Students below 12 can avail free Covid-19 PCR tests at any private or public testing center across Abu Dhabi

UAE reports 983 Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

The number of recorded cases in the country stands at 712,411

Saudi Arabia airport

Saudi permits fully vaccinated expats to return from countries facing travel ban including UAE, India

Only expats who received two doses of the vaccine in Saudi Arabia before they departed for their home country will be permitted to return

Covid-19: UAE reports less than 1,000 new cases for the first time this year

The country’s health ministry reported 990 new coronavirus cases and two deaths on Tuesday

Oman entry

Oman: Travel ban lifted for all countries; vaccination mandatory to enter most establishments

Omani citizens, residents and visitors will be allowed to enter the sultanate from September 1

Dubai Private Schools

Covid-19: Dubai’s KHDA issues updated protocols for students returning to campus

Students who do not wish to take the Covid-19 vaccine are not obliged to submit a negative PCR test

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,060 cases, 4 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 710,438

Saudi approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 age group

Saudi’s education ministry has said that students over the age of 12 will require to be vaccinated to be admitted back to school

UAE reports 1,076 Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

The nationwide case count stands at 709,378

UAE: Unvaccinated federal govt staff to undergo PCR test every 48 hours

The new directive will come into effect from August 29

Saudi says students who are not vaccinated will be considered absent

Students above the age of 12 will require to be vaccinated with both shots to return to schools

Abu Dhabi drive-through covid-19 testing

SEHA opens three new drive-through Covid-19 testing centres in Abu Dhabi

The centres are located at Liwa, Sila and Dalma in the Al Dhafra region of the emirate

UAE reports 1,077 Covid-19 cases, 1,611 recoveries

The nationwide case count stands at 706,166

Kuwait to resume flights with six countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt

The latest decision comes following a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Kuwait

Abu Dhabi Covid-19 vaccine

Abu Dhabi: No prior appointments required for Covid-19 vaccines and booster jabs

Both the Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech jabs are available at all SEHA vaccination centres in the emirate

UAE reports 1,089 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

The nationwide case count stands at 705,089

Abu Dhabi makes Pfizer, Sinopharm booster shots available

Booster shots are available in over 100 centres in the emirate

Sharjah schools covid-19 test vaccine

Sharjah: PCR tests mandatory for children above 12 to return to schools

According to the Sharjah Private Education Authority, vaccines are not mandatory for children to return to schools in the emirate

UAE reports 1,115 Covid-19 cases; nationwide case count scales to 704,000

A total of 1,544 recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours

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Covid-19: Abu Dhabi opens walk-in vaccination centres exclusively for students and educational staff

The centres will be open from August 17 – October 31 at the Mina Zayed Vaccination Center and the Al Ain Convention Center

Covid-19: UAE reports 1,109 cases, 2 deaths

The nationwide case count stands at 702,885

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,189 cases; death toll scales past 2,000

The nationwide Covid-19 case count has risen to 701,776

Dubai increases capacity at hotels, restaurants and cinemas, eases timings for events

Restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars are also now permitted to operate at 80 per cent capacity

Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad

Those who are vaccinated and have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive case will need to quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6

Abu DHabi

Abu Dhabi: Green pass must for tourists and residents to enter public places; operating capacities at commercial establishments revised

The green pass on the Alhosn app will become mandatory for all tourists and residents in Abu Dhabi to enter most public places starting Friday, August 20

Airlines see grounds for optimism over long-haul rebound

Growing optimism about a long-haul revival comes with shorter flights already on the road to recovery