UAE tourist visas: Which Covid vaccines are approved by WHO?

Dubai - Visitors are invited to register their vaccination certificates on the ICA website or AlHosn app



By Web report

Published: Mon 30 Aug 2021, 3:06 AM

On Saturday, UAE authorities announced that the country would resume issuing tourist visas, starting August 30. As one of the criteria for entry, tourists would need to be vaccinated with a WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine.

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They are also invited to register their vaccination certificates on the ICA website or AlHosn app in order to enjoy the same benefits that vaccinated residents in the UAE do.

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Here's a lowdown of WHO-approved Covid vaccines:

>> Moderna

Vaccine type: mRNA

Approved in: 69 countries

Scope of testing: 25 trials in 6 countries

>> Pfizer-BioNTech

Vaccine type: mRNA

Approved in: 98 countries

Scope of testing: 30 trials in 17 countries

>> Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Vaccine type: Non-replicating viral vector

Approved in: 59 countries

Scope of testing: 11 trials in 17 countries

>> Oxford/AstraZeneca

Vaccine type: Non-replicating viral vector

Approved in: 121 countries

Scope of testing: 40 trials in 20 countries

>> Covishield (Oxford/AstraZeneca formulation)

Vaccine type: Non-replicating viral vector

Approved in: 45 countries

Scope of testing: 2 trials in 1 country

>> Sinopharm

Vaccine type: Inactivated

Approved in: 60 countries

Scope of testing: 9 trials in 7 countries

>> Sinovac

Vaccine type: Inactivated

Approved in: 39 countries

Scope of testing: 19 trials in 7 countries


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