UAE Has Announced The Green Pass Protocol For Government Staff & Here’s Everything To Know

by Shrestha Purkayastha
by Shrestha Purkayastha 447

On Sunday, it was revealed that the UAE’s Green Pass system had been activated for federal government offices. Entry to these departments will be restricted to those who have received two doses of a UAE-approved Covid-19 vaccination and booster shots starting January 3, 2022. (if eligible). To keep the green status on the AlHosn app, a negative PCR test result is required every 14 days. Employees and visitors in all emirates of the UAE can use the green pass system to gain access to all federal government agencies.

Only Fully Vaccinated Employees & Visitors Will Be Permitted Access To Government Facilities

From January 3, 2022, only fully vaccinated staff and visitors, as well as those who are exempt from vaccination, will be able to attend government facilities, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

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Every Seven Days, A PCR Test Is Required

All persons who received two doses of any licenced COVID-19 vaccination in the UAE, as well as those who received booster doses, are included. They will, however, need to conduct a PCR test every 14 days to assess the efficiency of the Al Hosn App’s green pass mechanism. People who do not need to get vaccinated will be able to enter government buildings if their status in the Al Hosn App is green. They must, however, perform a PCR test every seven days. This is in addition to the fact that children under the age of 16 are not required to take any lab testing.

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Visitors Who Have Not Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Will Be Denied Entry

Employees and tourists who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as those whose status appears in grey in the Al Hosn App, indicating that they must undergo a PCR test, would be denied access, according to the ministry. The ministry emphasised the necessity of following the prescribed national guidelines for receiving COVID-19 vaccination booster doses. According to the Khaleej Times.

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