Residents of the UAE awoke on Monday to a world in which almost all Covid safety regulations had been lifted. Almost three years after the pandemic disturbed daily life, things are finally back to how they were.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) addressed the public via a virtual briefing on Sunday and further relaxed the mask and Covid testing requirements for locals and visitors. All public and private spaces, including mosques and houses of worship, no longer need mask wear.
As of November 7, only these three Covid regulations are still in effect:
- In health facilities and centers for people of determination, masks are still required.
- The Covid-19 infection-related five-day isolation period will still be in effect.
- Depending on the nature or relevance of the activity, sports events and activity organizers may ask for Covid tests or immunization records.
It is not necessary to get a Green Pass to access public buildings and places. The app can only be used to provide documentation for vaccinations and, upon request, test results both inside and outside the nation.
Masks are not required in any facility, open or closed. Facilities for PCR testing and treatment will continue to run.