New Covid rules in Abu Dhabi as indoor events can now operate at 80 per cent capacity

Entry is contingent on showing Al Hosn green pass and a negative PCR test result received within 96 hours

New Covid Restrictions-AD The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa follows the new green pass mandatory requirement on Al Hosn for entering the hotel on June 15, 2021. Khushnum Bhandari/ The National
Reporter: Haneen Dajani News

Abu Dhabi has increased the capacity of indoor events to 80 per cent.

Entry is contingent on people showing Al Hosn green pass and a negative PCR test result received within 96 hours, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said on Saturday.

Attendees at indoor events must be prepared for facial scanning, and have to wear masks.

The maximum operating capacity of wedding halls, meanwhile, is 60 per cent.

The number of guests should not exceed 100 for indoor halls; 300 for open-air wedding venues; and 60 for weddings hosted at home, the authorities said.

The UAE, meanwhile, recorded 68 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the country's overall count to 741,858.

Another 98 people beat the virus, as recoveries increased to 736,699.

Mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives have helped the UAE curb the pandemic.

Updated: November 28th 2021, 7:23 AM