With the number of Covid-19 cases rising across the world and the Omicron variant spreading quickly, Abu Dhabi is requiring people entering the city to show proof of booster shots.
The government’s health app announced earlier this week that visitors to the UAE’s capital must show a “green pass” confirming their vaccination status. Visitors are no longer considered fully vaccinated, according to the app, unless they have received a booster at least six months after their second dose.
Those wishing to enter Abu Dhabi also must have tested negative for the virus within the last two weeks to maintain their â€œgreenâ€ status.
The emirate has taken a tougher stance against the virus than neighbouring Dubai, the free-wheeling tourism hub. Before entering public places or government buildings in Abu Dhabi, residents must show their green pass.
The UAE has one of the highest vaccination rates per capita in the world. According to health officials, the country has fully vaccinated more than 90% of its population.