Valid 14-day PCR test required to enter government departments in Sharjah


The Sharjah government on Wednesday announced new COVID-19 security guidelines to enter government offices as of January 3. Photo for illustrative purposes only.
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Sharjah: Only fully vaccinated government employees and visitors with a negative PCR test valid for 14 days will be allowed to enter government departments in Sharjah, it was announced on Wednesday.

However, unvaccinated staff and visitors will need to perform a PCR test every seven days in order to enter government departments.

Earlier last week, the UAE government adopted the green pass system as a condition to allow all employees and visitors to enter federal entities from all UAE emirates.

As a result, all federal government employees and the public seeking federal government services nationwide are required to follow the Green Pass protocol on the Alhosn app as of January 3, 2022, to gain access to the entities. federal, access to these departments being limited to individuals. who received two doses of the UAE-approved Covid-19 and booster vaccines. A negative PCR test every 14 days is required to maintain green status in the Al Hosn app.

Exemption

During this time, people with exemption from vaccination will be allowed to enter, provided they have their green status active on the Al Hosn app, which will require taking a PCR test every seven days to maintain, while children under 16 will not be required to undergo Covid testing.

Not vaccinated

The Department of Health and Prevention stressed that unvaccinated people and those with “gray status” on the Al Hosn app will not be allowed to access federal government entities.

The ministry stressed the importance of making the boosters, in accordance with the approved national vaccination protocol in order to ensure acquired community immunity in the context of the emergence of new variants of Covid-19.

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