Abu Dhabi gives unvaccinated people access to public events and cultural sites.

Abu Dhabi: Unvaccinated people can now access events, tourist attractions and cultural sites in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by presenting a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours of participation.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee has updated entry requirements for unvaccinated visitors to events, tourist attractions and cultural sites in the emirate effective Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Unvaccinated people can now participate with a negative PCR test in 48 hours,” the authority announced.

“The updated guidelines are part of reduced precautionary measures in line with the ongoing recovery period from the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.

Vaccinated people, on the other hand, only need to provide a green passport for the Alhosn application, the official vaccine registry and the UAE PCR test report to access these public places.

You only need to submit valid PCR test records to participate in events or venues with high voter turnout, such as sporting events.

Abu Dhabi has reduced several of its COVID-19 restrictions since February, which amounts to a decrease in the number of cases across the country.

These include removing the green list for travel, the optional use of masks outdoors, and removing quarantine requirements for close contacts.

Public spaces were also allowed to increase the number of visitors to 90 percent of their total capacity, while mosques were allowed to provide the faithful with sterilized books and other materials on a regular basis.

Until now, however, residents and visitors had to keep a green passport in the emirate to access public spaces that require people to be fully vaccinated and test negative for a PCR test that was done within 14 days.

Today's announcement means that people who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 can also reach tourist destinations such as museums, events and cultural sites, as long as they can present a valid negative PCR test result.