Wearing a facemask is no longer mandatory in most public spaces across the UAE, including educational institutions.
This was announced during the UAE government’s special COVID-19 media briefing on Monday.
It’s still mandatory to wear a mask in medical facilities, mosques and public transportation.
All food service providers and confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 must also do the same.
The changes will come into effect on Wednesday, September 28.
With regards to the aviation sector, it is up to the airlines to decide whether to enforce the mask on board aircraft.
Meanwhile, the Green Pass on Al Hosn app is still required to enter federal government offices.
However, its validity has been changed to 30 days for those vaccinated and seven days for the unvaccinated.
As per the latest rules, the isolation period for those infected with COVID-19 has been reduced to five days, while close contacts need to get tested only if they have symptoms.
More details to follow.