Only vaccinated people to be allowed in Abu Dhabi public places

Included in the new policy are shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, retail outlets, gyms, recreational facilities, health clubs, resorts, museums, cultural centers, theme parks, universities, as well as public and private schools.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Effective Friday, August 20, 2021, only people who have received their vaccines against Covid-19 will be allowed in public places across Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved this move in line with the emirate‚Äôs strategy to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and complement preventive as well as precautionary measures taken to protect public health. It also comes in light of the fact that over 93 per cent of target groups in the capital city has been vaccinated. 

According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office (ADMO), shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, and all other retail outlets, including those not within a shopping center, except supermarkets and pharmacies are included in the first phase of the decision are. 

Also covered are gyms, recreational facilities and sporting activities, health clubs, resorts, museums, cultural centers and theme parks, as well as universities, institutes, public and private schools and children nurseries in the emirate.

The committee stated that the decision does not apply to unvaccinated individuals with vaccination exemption received through the approved process and registered on Alhosn app, nor to children aged 15 and under, ADMO said. 

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