Covid: UAE announces Green Pass protocol for government staff

The decision will go into effect from January 3, 2022

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Published: Sun 19 Dec 2021, 7:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 19 Dec 2021, 8:53 PM

The UAE's Green Pass protocol has been activated for federal government departments, it was announced on Sunday.

Effective January 3, 2022, entry to these departments is restricted to people who have received two doses of a UAE-approved Covid-19 vaccine and booster shots (if eligible).

A negative PCR test result is needed every 14 days to maintain the green status on AlHosn app.


The Covid safety protocol is applicable to both employees and residents seeking federal government services.

Those who are exempted from vaccination on medical grounds will need to take a PCR test every seven days to keep their green status active.

Children under the age of 16 are exempted from the Green Pass protocol.

Failure to take the tests periodically will result in the green status turning grey. Such individuals will not be allowed access to federal government entities.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention stressed the importance of taking the booster vaccine shots as new Covid variants spread around the world.

Fully vaccinated individuals are eligible to receive the booster shots six months after their second dose.

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