UAE announces green pass protocol for entry into government offices

The UAE’s Green Pass has been made mandatory from January 3 for entry into government institutions in the country. The existing law in Abu Dhabi was being extended to all emirates and this applies to government employees and visitors. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), only fully vaccinated employees and visitors and those excluded from vaccination will be allowed to enter government institutions from January 3, 2022.

In Abu Dhabi, the green pass is also required to enter public places such as shopping malls, shopping malls, and leisure centers. A negative PCR test result is needed every 14 days to maintain the green status on the AlHosn app.

A green pass is an electronic pass issued by the UAE government to ensure a green mark based on the Covid-19 vaccine, PCR test result, etc. People over the age of 16 who have taken 2 doses of the vaccine will get a green pass for 14 days. Those who have not been vaccinated will be given a green pass for 7 days if the PCR test is negative. If the PCR is taken within the period in both categories, it will be renewed for the same period. Also, those who have taken the 2 dose Covid vaccine will only get the green pass 6 months after taking the booster dose.

In the case of tourists, they must download the ICA app before arriving in the UAE. If you upload the vaccine certificates along with the specific information, you can get the pass by completing the Alhosan registration by giving the Unified ID number. The case with new visa holders is a bit different. Those on a new work visa must be vaccinated within 2 months and obtain a green pass. Until then, they need to take a PCR test once a week to make sure they are not sick.

People excluded from vaccination will also be allowed to enter government entities if their status in Al Hosn App appears in green. However, they must do a PCR test every seven days. This is in addition to children under 16 years who are not required to carry out any lab tests.

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Failure to take the tests periodically will result in the green status turning grey. Such individuals will not be allowed access to federal government entities.