Emirati airlines cancel masks on their flights

Three Emirati airlines – Emirates, Etihad Airways and flydubai – have announced the end of mask regime on their flights. The new rules apply to passengers departing from or travelling through Dubai International Airport.

Mask wearing at airports is no longer mandatory in the UAE, however airlines can ask passengers to wear a mask if their destination requires it.

Etihad Airways has clarified that the mask regime will remain in place for passengers flying to China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Maldives, Philippines, South Korea, Seychelles or Canada.

Hotels and tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi will continue to check green passes on the Al Hosn mobile app for visitors, despite the widespread abolition of the masking regime.

The passes will remain valid for one month. Wearing masks also remains mandatory for public transport passengers, visitors to hospitals and mosques.

People with chronic illnesses or symptoms of COVID-19 are recommended to continue the mask regime. The validity of the Al HOSN green pass will also remain mandatory for visits to government buildings: vaccinated visitors will renew it once a month and unvaccinated visitors will renew it every week.

The self-exclusion period for people with COVID-19 is shortened to five days. Those who have had close contact with those infected with the coronavirus are advised to take PCR tests when symptoms are present.

Source: Khaleej Times

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