Emirates News Agency – UAE eases measures against Covid-19 from Saturday


ABU DHABI, 25th February, 2022 (WAM) — The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, in coordination with key partners, announced measures against Covid-19 from Saturday, February 26, 2022.

This announcement supports ongoing efforts at the national level to achieve sustainable recovery while protecting public health and safety in the context of resuming various activities and returning to normalcy at the national level.

According to the announcement, it is mandatory to wear masks in closed public areas and optionally in open areas. It was also decided to waive quarantine requirements for Covid-19 contacts. Covid contacts working in all parts of the state must undergo PCR testing daily for five days.

NCEMA added that the protocol for isolating infected individuals will continue as previously described with no changes. But infected people will no longer wear bracelets.

At the local level, each emirate has the flexibility to determine, depending on the vital sectors of the country, the duration of the quarantine period and PCR tests for Covid contacts in their respective industries and occupations, while maintaining the need for precautionary and preventive follow-up. measures that include respect for social distancing and wearing masks at all times.

In addition to returning a limited number of Quran books to mosques, provided that they are sterilized after each prayer, the institution has also approved the return of pre-epidemic time intervals between azan and residence. The existing one-meter distance between worshipers in mosques and places of worship will also be maintained.

Arrivals in the UAE must present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate along with a certified QR code containing a QR code, unvaccinated travelers must present a confirmed negative PCR test result received within 48 hours or a certificate of recovery with a QR code. From Covid-19 infection acquired within one month of travel date. Travelers from the United Arab Emirates must comply with the medical examination and vaccination requirements in their destination country.

NCEMA emphasized continued compliance with the Green Pass requirement to attend all local events, exhibitions, and cultural and social events, or the submission of a negative PCR test result of no longer than 96 hours.

While physical distancing is canceled for the economy and tourism sectors, it is still mandatory to wear masks indoors.

The agency announced the return of all sports activities for all age groups, while requiring the public to comply with the Green Pass protocol or submit a negative PCR not exceeding 96 hours, in addition to the requirement to wear masks in all indoor and outdoor areas. Observed participation in these activities.

The agency urges community members to cooperate and adhere to preventive measures to confront COVID-19 to preserve the gains made today in terms of recovery, crisis management, and the overall health and safety of the community.

NCEMA emphasized that the role of society at the next stage is no less important than the role and responsibilities of the competent authorities to manage the pandemic, noting that full return to normal requires a commitment to take preventive measures in the coming period.

Translated by Mervat Mahmud.