Starting today, only those with a 'Green Pass' on their Al Hosn app will be allowed to enter a number of public places in Abu Dhabi.
According to the recently announced rules by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, members of the community can obtain a 'Green Pass' based on their vaccination status or negative COVID-19 tests.
It will give "safe access" to "malls, large supermarkets, gyms, hotels, public parks, beaches, swimming pools, entertainment centres, cinemas, museums, restaurants and cafes".
The Al Hosn colour-coding system defines six categories including fully vaccinated, second and first dose recipients and unvaccinated.
It applies to those aged 16 and above, and is based on the emirate’s "four-pillar strategy to combat COVID-19 focused on vaccination, active contract tracings, safe entry and adopting preventive measures".
The Ministry of Health and Prevention has approved the protocol for green pass on Alhosn app, to ease restrictions and enhance safe movement and tourism in the country, and has allowed federal and local authorities to determine its usage to ensure a safe and healthy environment. pic.twitter.com/44ObuC0IBh— Al Hosn App (@AlHosnApp) June 7, 2021
Here are the six different categories
Category 1: For vaccinated people who have received their second dose at least 28 days earlier or are volunteers in vaccine trials, a negative PCR test result will see the Alhosn status appear in green for 30 days as well as show the active icon (letter E or gold star) for seven days.
Category 2: For those who have received their second dose less than 28 days earlier, a negative PCR test result will see the Alhosn status appear in green for 14 days.
Category 3: For those who have received their first dose and are waiting for their second dose appointment, a negative PCR test result will see the Al Hosn status appear in green for seven days.
Category 4: For those who have received their first dose and are late to their second dose appointment by 48 days or more, a negative PCR test result will see the Al Hosn status appear in green for three days.
Category 5: For those with vaccine exemption certificates as per approved processes, a negative PCR test result will see the Al Hosn status appear in green for seven days.
Category 6: For those unvaccinated and do not have vaccine exemption, a negative PCR test result will see the Al Hosn status appear in green for three days.
For all categories, the Alhosn status will turn grey when the relevant PCR test validity ends.