Abu Dhabi to introduce advanced Covid-19 scanners at its borders
Abu Dhabi to introduce advanced Covid-19 scanners at its borders

Abu Dhabi to introduce advanced Covid-19 scanners at its borders

Abu Dhabi has announced it’s setting up mass scanners at several sites across its borders to detect potential cases of Covid-19.

The pilot program is going to be used at the emirate’s borders, Yas Island venues and Musaffah.

The “state-of-the-art scanners” will screen people in Abu Dhabi from a distance and provide immediate results.

“During the pilot phase, the scanners will be used at entry checkpoints, the entrance to select public locations on Yas Island, and at designated points to enter or exit Musaffah area. If the scanner identifies a person as not infected, they are permitted to enter.”

The new scanners won’t record any footage and authorities have said they will “add to existing precautionary measures, with no changes to existing protocols.”

If you do test positive under the new pilot, you’ll then be asked to take a free PCR test within the next 24 hours.

Vaccine ‘green pass’ needed to access parks, malls, beaches and more in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has confirmed that a ‘green pass’ will be needed to access a range of venues in the city including beaches, malls, parks, restaurants, museums, and more.

You can get a green pass on the UAE’s Alhosn app by having two doses of the vaccine and a negative PCR test. This will give you a green pass for 30 days after which you’ll need to get a fresh PCR test.

The green pass will be mandatory at these places

• Shopping malls
• Large supermarkets
• Restaurants, bars and cafés
• Museums
• Cinemas
• Entertainment centres
• Gyms
• Hotels (and facilities within)
• Public parks
• Public beaches
• Private beaches and swimming pools

The news was announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee (NCEMA).