Vaccinated Individuals In UAE Will Need RT-PCR Tests Every Two Weeks To Access Some Public Areas

by Shrestha Purkayastha
by Shrestha Purkayastha 569

PCR validity on Al Hosn green pass reduced to 14 days from 30. The Ministry of Health and Prevention has updated the Green Pass Protocol for the Al Hosn App. So from December 5 onwards, the green pass will be active for vaccinated people for a period of 14 days only, instead of the prior 30 days. The update, authorities say is a ‘proactive measure to enhance the efforts made at the country level’ as the country addresses the pandemic variants. And ensures safe movement and tourism in the entire country.

There Are Six Categories Of The ‘Green’ Status On The Al Hosn App

The new green pass amendment comes after the UAE announced its first Omicron variant detection. There are six categories of the ‘green’ status on the Al Hosn app. Depending on the completion of your vaccination and the validity of your RT-PCR test result. Previously, all those who have been vaccinated (the second dose received more than 28 days before the current date), who got the PCR test results as required, would have the Green Pack active on their app for 30 days before having to undertake another PCR test.

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The Green Pass Is A Means To Grant Access To Certain Public Areas In The UAE

The Green Pass is a means to grant access to certain public areas in the UAE and has been in use throughout COVID-19 protocols in the country. The update comes in the consolidation of the proactive measures to enhance the efforts made at the country level as part of the post-Covid-19 recovery strategy A negative PCR test result will see the Alhosn status appear green for 14 days only instead of the current 30 days. After which it will revert grey until a new negative PCR test is received.

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Meanwhile, the country detected on December 1, the first case of the Omicron variant. The new variant was identified in an African woman coming from an African country via an Arab nation. The detected case is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as per the approved health protocols in place in the UAE.

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