Unvaccinated individuals in Abu Dhabi will soon be prohibited from gaining access to public places, announced officials
29 June 2021| Last updated on 30 June 2021
Abu Dhabi will soon only allow vaccinated people to enter public spaces, effective Friday, August 20.
The announcement came from the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, after vaccinating 93% of eligible groups in the capital. The decision was made to "preserve public health" against Covid-19.
Which public spaces will prohibit entry from unvaccinated people?
For its first phase, the new rule will impose entry restrictions on unvaccinated individuals for the following spaces:
- Shopping malls and shopping centres.
- Restaurants, cafes, and other dining establishments.
- Retail outlets, including those not within a shopping centre.
- Fitness centres, gyms, health clubs, resorts, recreational and sport facilities
- Museums and cultural centres
- Uuniversities, public and private schools, children's nurseries, and other educational institutions
Regardless of whether you're vaccinated or not, you can still enter supermarkets and pharmacies.
Who's exempted from the new rule?
The decision doesn’t apply to unvaccinated individuals with an approved vaccination exemption that is registered on the Al Hosn app, said officials.
The new rules won't apply to children aged 15 years old and under as well.