ABU DHABI, 13th April, 2022 (WAM) — During the UAE Government Press Conference on the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Taher Al Ameri, Official Spokesperson of the National Crisis Management Authority and Emergencies (NCEMA), announced the updated travel protocol for unvaccinated UAE citizens, which will come into effect on April 19, 2022.
During the briefing, Dr. Al Ameri stressed that the new protocol is in line with the UAE’s policy to achieve a sustainable recovery and return to normality, noting that it allows unvaccinated people to travel if they can show a negative PCR test result. taken 48 hours before their departure, and complete the travel request form in the Al Hosn app to change their status to green.
“We urge the public to follow the precautionary measures required for all passengers before and after travel, and the current situation regarding the pandemic in their travel destinations, as well as to communicate with the country’s diplomatic missions abroad. in case of suspected infection and use the Tawajudi service provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,” he said.
Dr Al Ameri highlighted updates to the travel protocol for passengers arriving in the UAE, which will exempt unvaccinated persons under the age of 16 from presenting a negative PCR test result on arrival, provided that ‘they comply with all relevant preventive measures.
UAE has recently seen a significant decrease in infections due to COVID-19, which is mainly due to the health sector responses and relevant national autoridades, dijo, y señaló que UAE ha logrado muchos éxitos, debido a la cooperación interinstitutioncional y the community.
Since the start of the pandemic, all competent authorities have been ready to launch proactive preparedness plans, which include ensuring the readiness of response teams and the sustainability of the country’s infrastructure, as well as the use of national resources, strengthen reserve strategies and establish a clear plan . statistical system.
He noted that protecting these achievements depends on public engagement, noting that the cooperation of community members is the best way to weather the crisis and achieve recovery.
Dr. Al Ameri also noted that the UAE continues to explore best methods and practices to deal with the pandemic and is monitoring all local and international variants of COVID-19 to develop a proactive response plan that will create a new lifestyle based on generalization. social consciousness.
The response to the crisis continues, he added, noting that national authorities are monitoring developments and that the UAE always aims to protect everyone’s health and safety, as well as their national achievements. and his standard of living.
The United Arab Emirates tops a list of countries, in terms of the rate of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in countries with more than one million inhabitants, in an index published by the website ” Our World in Data”. It is said. .
“On the same index, the United Arab Emirates ranked second in the world in terms of the number of tests per 1,000 people, and fourth in terms of the rate of people vaccinated per 100 people, as well as first in terms of rate of those who received at least one dose of the vaccine,” he added.
“The United Arab Emirates ranked 10th in the world for the number of tests administered and 9th for having the fewest deaths, and we also noted that no COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded since the March 8, 2022,” he added.
Dr. Al Ameri pointed out that the latest statistics on COVID-19 confirm that the country has entered the recovery phase and there is a steady decline in infections.
He then urged everyone to continue to adhere to precautionary measures, including wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, sanitizing hands and avoiding crowded areas.
Adhering to precautionary measures and being socially responsible, as well as protecting the country’s achievements, are more important than ever, to maintain the stability achieved in the face of new variants, he added.
Translated by / Samar Mohamed Reda.