Unvaccinated UAE residents will not be able to enter federal departments without PCR test;
Dubai: Starting from Sunday, unvaccinated residents will no longer be able to enter federal government departments without proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
The test should be carried out within the last 48 hours, according to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR). The test results must be displayed through the Al Hosn app.
FAHR implemented the new entry rule on August 1, 2021, and also stressed that unvaccinated employees will be required to undergo weekly mandatory PCR testing.
Unvaccinated government employees must pay for tests themselves unless they present a medical report exempting them from taking the vaccine due to an illness or an underlying health condition.
The UAE’s human resources authority clarified that only those who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are allowed to visit ministries, federal departments, and customer service centres.
- Customers or visitors received two doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, an official spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector and Director of the Communicable Diseases Department of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), said the UAE witnessed a decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections, which highlights the health sector’s ability to control the spread of the virus thanks to implementing the best methodologies for early detection of cases, speed of response, and dealing with infected people and contacts professionally and according to the latest international methods.