UAE lifts almost all Covid-19 restrictions
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UAE lifts almost all Covid-19 restrictions

UAE lifts almost all Covid-19 restrictions

The changes will come into effect at 6am on Monday, November 7


The UAE has lifted almost all restrictions and precautionary measures pertinent to Covid-19 across the country, authorities have said.

Masks are optional in all open and closed facilities, including places of worship and mosques. However, they continue to remain mandatory inside health facilities and centres for people of determination, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has said.

The changes will be put into effort at 6am on Monday, November 7, 2022.

The green pass will no longer be required to access public facilities and sites. Meanwhile, the use of the Al Hosn app will only be limited to proof of vaccination and test results inside and outside the UAE.

The Covid-19 PCR testing and treatment health facilities will continue to operate as usual. Praying on personal mats will be optional inside mosques and praying facilities.

However, a five-day isolation period for Covid-19 infected people will still be implemented. All announced procedures are subject to further change, according to latest developments in the epidemiological situation in the country.

Regarding sporting events and activities, organising bodies at the national and local levels may request pre-examinations or vaccination certificates, contingent on the type or importance of the activity.

In September, UAE officials had announced that masks were optional in most open and closed facilities and spaces across the country, but remained mandatory inside medical facilities, mosques and on public transportation.

Read: Masks no longer required in most public places in UAE

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