SEHA, which manages the emirate’s health infrastructure, said that visitors with visas issued by Abu Dhabi and passport holders who are eligible for tourist visas upon entry can book free vaccinations, and its application has shown a “visitor” function.
Previously, vaccinations were restricted to UAE nationals and residence visa holders
The Abu Dhabi Media Office, which did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on the eligibility of the tourists, issued a statement on Thursday saying that vaccines are available to those with an expired residence visa or an expired entry visa, which does not include holders of a valid visa. Tourist or visitor visas.
It did not respond to requests for clarification of the matter.
Job losses and travel restrictions during the pandemic mean that some people’s residence visas have expired or were canceled when they became redundant.
The United Arab Emirates, which has carried out one of the fastest vaccination campaigns in the world, is made up of seven emirates that have established some of their own vaccine and Covid-19 virus policies.
There is no indication that Dubai, the most populous Emirates and a hub for business and tourism, has opened vaccinations to visitors.
UAE health authorities said this month that nearly 85% of the eligible population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, but did not say how many took two doses.
Corona Virus Injuries increased in the last month in the Emirates, which does not give a breakdown for each emirate. On Saturday, 2,282 new infections were recorded, bringing the total to 624,814 injuries and 1,792 deaths.
Abu Dhabi continues to impose entry restrictions, including home quarantine and PCR testing at intervals after arrival. People who drive from other emirates are being tested to prove they are not infected.