UAE Completes Sterilization Drive, Permits All Age Groups In Malls, Eateries

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Completes Sterilization Drive, Permits All Age Groups In Malls, Eateries

The National Disinfection Programme is now complete, UAE and there will be no more night time restriction in the UAE. Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), said “The National Disinfection Programme has completed the sterilisation of all utilities nationwide, including means of public transport.” He added that public and private establishments will continue to be sterilised to ensure public safety.

In addition, kids under 12 will now be permitted in all restaurants and malls in the UAE. In a virtual Press briefing on Wednesday, 24 June Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, Spokesman for National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), said: “We have sterilised all public facilities, and will continue to do so.”

Abu Dhabi residents can also move freely within the emirate. However, those who wish to enter Abu Dhabi must still apply for a permit .

On 18 June, Dubai had eased restrictions on elderly and children under 12 years of age. With the latest development, movement restrictions on kids have been lifted across all emirates in the UAE.

Guidelines That Will Remain In Place

Certain rules will continue to remain in place. A limit of three people only in every car remains effective across the country. However, the rules does not apply to members of the same family. Furthermore, if there are more than one person in the car, they are all required to wear masks.

Authorities also stressed that public gatherings are still prohibited, and avoiding family visits is advised for the health and safety of all.

What Else?

The UAE has also announced the detailed guidelines to be followed by UAE citizens and residents, who can, starting June 23, travel to specific destinations.

Which Countries Can You Tavel To?

Countries for Emiratis to travel to are split into three categories based on the level of risk. All residents are eligible to travel to low-risk countries. Residents are permitted to travel to medium risk for specific purposes. Further, no travel will be permitted to high-risk countries.

Also, did you know Egypt Is Reopening Select Tourist Destinations From 1 July?

What Conditions Must Travelers Adhere To?

  1. All UAE Residents and citizens must register for the Twajudi service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. People will not be permitted to travel unless they test Covid negative.
  3. All travellers must have international health insurance and should abide by the precautinary measures at the airport.
  4. Individuals with temperature more than 38ºC will be isolated; those with symptoms will not be allowed to travel.
  5. Travellers must fill in a health application and pledge that they will adhere to all requirements. As well as they will not travel to any other country that they haven’t declared.
  6. In the event of falling sick in the destination country, travellers must inform the UAE embassy/consulate there.
  7. Travelers must wear face masks and gloves all the time, carry a travel file, including health status and ID cards, and should download the AlHosn app.
  8. People over 70 are not allowed to travel. Those with chronic diseases are discouraged to travel

On another note, Maldives Plans To Reopen To International Tourists From July.

What Conditions Apply On Return To The UAE?

All travellers must undergo a 14-day home quarantine. A seven day quarantine is applicable for those returning from low risk countries. Those working in vital sectors can quarantine as well as those who cannot opt for home quarantine can opt for hotel quarantine.

Also take a look at these 10 COVID-Free Countries Across The World.