And a reminder that you’ll need a booster for those green statuses…

Last week a collection of updates were applied to the UAE’s pandemic rules and restrictions. And whilst these changes, largely translated into a comprehensive relaxing of requirements, certain important safety measures remain in place, particularly in Abu Dhabi.

Whilst you can now cross the land border between Dubai and Abu Dhabi without showing a PCR or Green Pass (demonstrated via the Alhson app), a Green Pass is currently still required for entry into almost all public spaces in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including hotels, restaurants, gyms, malls, cinemas, theme parks, shops and other leisure, entertainment and recreational venues.

How long will does the Green Pass last for following a PCR?

To get the Green Pass on the Alhson app, if you’re over 16 you’ll need to be fully vaccinated. That is having had both doses of a UAE-approved vaccine. If you had your second dose more than six months ago, you will also need to have had a third ‘booster’ shot. No booster, no Green Pass.

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You will also need to have had a recent negative PCR test. Green Passes will be live for a period of 14 days after a negative result. Officially, you cannot present negative PCR tests in lieu of a Green Pass to enter public spaces.

Those with exemptions approved through the official channels are able to maintain a Green Pass for seven days following a negative PCR.

We will of course keep you informed if there are any changes to these rules.

What do I do if my Alhosn is showing incorrect information?

If you’re experiencing problems with the app, there is a support service — ISTIJABA. You can reach the pandemic knowledge hub by calling 800 1717 within the UAE or (00971) 800 1717 from outside the country.

Visit our troubleshooting guide for more info.

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