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New normal in UAE as restrictions lifted: All you need to know


DUBAI – With movement restrictions lifted in the UAE following the end of the three-month National Disinfection Programme, what rules and precautionary measures against coronavirus remain to be followed?

Here’s all you need to know.

Do I still need to wear a facemask?

Yes, wearing of facemask in public remains mandatory.

When can I not wear a facemask?

You are exempted from wearing a facemask if you are alone (this includes driving alone), swimming, exercising or have an illness or medical condition that makes it difficult to breathe with a mask on.

Do I need to wear gloves?

If you are visiting a supermarket, grocery store or the airport, you need to wear gloves.

Will physical distancing still be enforced?

Yes. Measures related to this will be enforced across all establishments.

Can groups travel together in a car?

A maximum of three people are allowed to travel in a car. Members of the same family are exempted from the rule.

Can we now start hosting events or gatherings?

No. Events, parties and gatherings are still banned. Anyone found hosting or attending one will be fined.

Will mosques and churches be open?

Mosques and other places of worship remain closed until further notice.

Are there restrictions left in specific emirates?

In Abu Dhabi, anyone wishing to enter the emirate needs a permit from the police.

Currently, public beaches, pools, gyms and cinemas in the capital remain closed until further notice.

In Umm Al Quwain, public beaches remain closed until further notice.

In Ras Al Khaimah, holding a campfire and barbecues are banned. Smoking and gatherings of more than five people are also banned.

Can I now travel abroad?

Yes. UAE authorities eased international travel restrictions for Emiratis and residents beginning June 23. However, certain restrictions apply. Click here for more details.

Will the UAE now start accepting arrivals or tourists?

Currently, only residence visa holders who obtained permission to return to the UAE are allowed to enter the country. The UAE will only begin accepting tourists starting July 7. Click here for more detailsICA/Expat Media


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