The battle with Covid isnt finished yet. With travel industry observing a spike, UAE has been urging travellers to undergo PCR test. Eid Al Adha long weekend will see a lot of routes being busy hence the preventive measure. People are specifically advised to get their test done before entering any events during this festive season. The test shouldn’t be less than 72 hrs before the event or travel.
Covid Protocols To Follow
We all are aware and have been religiously following Covid guidelines since past two years of pandemic stricken world. Now is the time to revise them during Eid Al Adha.
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- For UAE, the festival Covid restrictions were recently set up for people to celebrate without the risk of infections.
- Firstly the mosques have to specifically hold prayer meets 20mins max.
- Worshipers should compulsorily wear masks and keep a one-meter space between one another.
- Handshakes between worshipers are not at all permitted.
- People entering and leaving mosques will be under control by police patrols and volunteers.
- Those returning from Hajj should take precautions and remain at home for seven days following arrival.
- It will be voluntary to perform a PCR test when returning from Saudi Arabia to airports in the UAE. But if you suspect symptoms of COVID-19 then the test becomes mandatory.
Eid Al Adha Holidays
Since June 23, there have been more infections every day . The count surpassed 1,600 daily. Early in May, the number of daily cases had fallen below 200. The four-day vacation of Eid Al Adha will start from Saturday, July 8 to Tuesday, July 11. On Tuesday, July 12, work in private sector will start up again. The moon sighting will determine the final announcement of these dates.With a four day break from work, this is an excellent time for a trip out of the city, especially if you are not taking a summer vacation.