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All Details on the Green Pass System Update in the UAE

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 27 September 2022 Last update: Tuesday، 04 October 2022
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The UAE will be relaxing COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, as well as sector-specific updates, which will come into effect starting 28th September 2022.

Green Pass System

The Green Pass system has been updated to require vaccinated people and exempted individuals to take a PCR test once a month to maintain their green status, and once every 7 days for unvaccinated individuals.

The green pass system is still a mandatory prerequisite for employees and visitors to enter federal authorities and entities, with the Green Pass system to be expanded to cover workers in the tourism and economic sectors, he stressed.

The tourism sector, including hotels and their facilities, parks and recreational spaces, and the economic sector, such as shopping centers and shops, in addition to various events, are vital and active sectors, therefore, the updated Green Pass requirements must be met to be allowed entry.

Airlines to decide whether face masks will be mandatory or optional on airplanes. The requirements for pre-departure testing for vaccinated and unvaccinated people will be determined based on the requirements of their travel destinations.

As for those coming to the UAE, the current protocol remains applicable to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, he further explained.

The education sector will have the new Green Pass requirements to be applicable.

Isolation of Postive Cases Period

With regards to the isolation period for positive cases, the health sector decided to reduce this to five days, for both home or institutional isolation, with employers to take responsibility for institutional isolation measures, for example, in worker housing cities.

COVID-19 Contact Cases

As for people who come into contact with confirmed cases, Al Dhaheri affirmed that they must take a PCR test if they show any symptoms, urging vulnerable categories to take a PCR test and monitor their condition for seven days, adding that the world is seeing general stability and is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, with most countries loosening their COVID-19-related restrictions, including the UAE.