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Abu Dhabi to Soon Bar Unvaccinated People From Public Spaces

Unvaccinated individuals in Abu Dhabi will soon be prohibited from gaining access to public places, announced officials

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29 June 2021

Last updated on 30 June 2021
Abu Dhabi will soon prohibit unvaccinated people from public places

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.

SEE ALSO: How to Use the UAE Al Hosn App - A Guide for Expats

The new rules won't apply to children aged 15 years old and under as well.