Regulations have been updated as the UAE sees a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases
The UAE has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, rising from 383 daily Covid-19 cases registered on 30 May 2022 to 1,319 daily cases registered yesterday, 13 June 2022.
As a result, health authorities gave a television media briefing to announce updated regulations.
The validity period of PCR test results, which give users ‘green status’ on the country’s Al Hosn health record app, has been reduced from 30 days to 14 days.
The same precaution was taken in December 2021 following the second highest spike in cases to date, thought to be the result of inbound festive season travel markets.
Green status is required to enter hotels, restaurants and other public spaces in the UAE.
UAE Authorities reminded citizens and residents that breaching the 10-day home isolation period for those who test positive for Covid-19 is a criminal offence.
The use of masks in all indoor spaces is also mandatory in the UAE, unless seated to eat or drink, and a AED3,000 fine may be issued to those caught not wearing one.