Abu Dhabi opens up totally free COVID-19 vaccines to travelers

Visitors with visas provided by Abu Dhabi and passport holders qualified for traveler visas when they get here in the UAE through Abu Dhabi can schedule free vaccines, according to info supplied by the Abu Dhabi Health Solutions Business (SEHA), which operates the emirate’s public health infrastructure.

Reuters

June 22, 2021/ 02:43 PM IST

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Agent image(Image: AP)Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is providing tourists totally free COVID-19 vaccinations that were previously restricted to UAE residents and residency visa holders.

There is no indicator that the modification applies to Dubai, the most populated emirate, or the other 5 emirates that comprise the UAE.

Visitors with visas provided by Abu Dhabi and passport holders eligible for traveler visas when they arrive in the UAE through Abu Dhabi can book complimentary vaccines, according to info offered by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Business (SEHA), which operates the emirate’s public health facilities.

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Holders of ended residency or entry visas are also qualified for totally free vaccinations, Abu Dhabi Media Workplace stated on June 11.

Task losses and travel limitations during the pandemic mean some individuals’s residency visas have ended or have been cancelled when they were made redundant.

UAE Health authorities said this month nearly 85 percent of the qualified population had received at least one vaccine dosage, however did not state the number of had had 2 dosages.

Infections have actually increased in the UAE in the past month, and Abu Dhabi still has constraints on entry, including house quarantine and PCR testing at intervals after arrival. Individuals driving from other emirates are tested to show they are not infected.

Tourists from 27 nations consisting of China, Germany and the United States can enter without quarantine on arrival.

SEHA uses COVID-19 vaccines by China’s state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm and by Pfizer/BioNTech in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Media Office did not immediately react to an ask for remark on whether eligibility criteria was to alter. Dubai Health Authority information states vaccines are offered just to residents and holders of legitimate Dubai residency visas.

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Published at Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:13:35 +0000