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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved providing free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone with an expired residency or entry visa, for their safety and health, and in consideration of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the pandemic.
To receive the free COVID-19 vaccine, any type of formal identification, even if expired, can be used to register at the designated vaccination centres.
On Wednesday the Committee has approved usage of green pass on Alhosn app, based on the emirate’s 4-pillar strategy to combat COVID-19 focused on vaccination, active contract tracings, safe entry and adopting preventive measures.
The committee approved the usage of green pass process exclusively for safe entry to shopping malls and large supermarkets, gyms, hotels and facilities within, public parks and beaches, private beaches and swimming pools, entertainment centres, cinemas, and museums, and restaurants and cafes. This will come into effective Tuesday 15 June 2021.
The committee clarified that these procedures complement existing and approved procedures for activities in vital sectors and apply to those aged 16 years and above.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) has announced that effective from June 15, it has started issuing a one-year residence visa, renewable for a further year, to students on their parents’ sponsorship who have completed their university or high school study or reached 18 years of age. The FAIC clarified that visas for this category of people are issued only as of the date of their graduation from university or high school or when reaching the legal age in line with the integrated system of entry and residence visas approved by the UAE Cabinet in summer last year.
The fees for the 10-year residence will be Dhs1,150 for investors operating in general investments or senior employees working for the investor.
The first batch of 6,800 investors with Dhs100 billion worth of investments will be granted the ‘Golden Card'
A 30-year-old unemployed Arab man was arrested for impersonating an undercover police officer in women's attire and robbing an Asian man of Dhs6,700 in Al Rigga, Dubai.
The Ministry stressed in a statement its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The reopening of the facilities will enable the gradual return of 40 plus international carriers that are currently operating at Terminals 2 and 3 back to their home terminal at DXB.
It also indicated that the product is not allowed for sale in the UAE, pointing out that the product may enter the country with those coming from abroad, or it may be purchased via the Internet and social networking websites.