UAE announces new fines, penalties for breaking COVID-19 rules


An updated list of fines and penalties has been issued in the UAE, aimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, has issued the updated list under Resolution No. 38 of 2020.

It includes fines for:

  • Non-compliance with the quarantine instructions at home and quarantine facilities
  • Deception and evasion offences
  • Non-compliance of institutions and companies with the precautionary measures, as determined by relevant authorities
  • Violating judicial orders or when stopped at checking points
  • The list also imposes fines for spreading fake news, information or coronavirus-related rumours, as well as violating temporary entry rules by vehicles used for commercial purposes.

The Attorney-General's Office has urged citizens and residents in the country to abide by the law and follow the COVID-19 precautionary measures and decisions issued by relevant authorities.

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