Access to many Abu Dhabi public places only for those vaccinated against Covid-19


ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi will restrict access to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and other public places from 15 June to those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or recently tested negative.

The new rules were announced late on Wednesday as the UAE has seen daily cases rise over the past three weeks.

The restrictions will also apply to gyms, hotels and their facilities, public parks, beaches, swimming pools, entertainment centres, cinemas and museums, Abu Dhabi’s media office said.

Visitors will have to prove they have been vaccinated or have recently tested negative through the country’s Covid-19 app, which displays an individual’s vaccination and testing history.

The mobile app will show green if the person has been vaccinated or has tested negative.


Individuals who have not been vaccinated will need to be tested every three days to maintain their green status. A fully vaccinated person would do so every 30 days.

The UAE announced last month that from 6 June, attendance at live events and social activities, including weddings and bars, would be limited to those who could prove they had been vaccinated.