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UAE Announces travel ban on unvaccinated citizens with Covid-19 vaccine

UAE Announces travel ban on unvaccinated citizens with Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE has announced that the country's citizens will now require to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel in the country.

Starting from 10th January, UAE citizens of the country will be mandatorily required to get double vaccinated for those not getting fully vaccinated and with a requirement to obtain the booster dose for the fully immunized.

The country's (NCEMA) National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said in a tweet, "Ban on Travel on UAE citizens unvaccinated with #Covid19 vaccine, starting 10th January, 2022, with a requirement to obtain the booster dose for the fully vaccinated."

However, there will be inevitable easing, and it will not be applicable for those medically free from taking the vaccine, treatment, and humanitarian causes.

The decision by the UAE comes as the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 is rallying infections in many countries and has surged hospitalizations in many parts of the world.

Previously, a senior official had said that the country had tightened the preventive measures, including forcing restrictions on passengers traveling to the UAE from countries noticing a rise in infections and the emergence of variants, and the compulsory use of the green pass system on the Al Hosn apps.

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She added that 100 percent of the country's population received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 91.50 percent are fully vaccinated.

She further added.

"Due to the orders of the UAE's leadership and the efforts of the national vaccination drive, vaccines have been supplied on a wide scale all around the country and to all segments of the all the citizens who are eligible to take the vaccine jab. Today, the country's vaccination rate is getting raise, which will make sure the collective immunity of the citizens and supports the country's recovery efforts,"

She then also explained that the booster shot is a significant factor in protecting public health and the safety of citizens and plays a crucial role in boosting collective immunity, especially during the current conditions.

"Reports have shown vaccines, and booster doses importantly contribute to reducing the disease's effects and have a major role in taking on variants,"

she stated. She appeals to all individuals aged 18 or over who are eligible to take the vaccine to head to the nearest vaccination center and take the booster shot six months after taking the second dose of the vaccine.

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