20 things to note about the COVID-19 virus and the UAE.

20 things to note about the COVID-19 virus and the UAE.
The United Arab Emirates has more than ever before made conscious efforts to ensure the welfare of its citizens. 

While they have been able to curtail the wide spread of the virus after its initial exposure that led to the pandemic in 2020, there are more reasons for the Emirates to worry again after the observance of what appears to be the 5th wave of the virus. 

Since it has been expected that another wave would occur, the UAE government has been working in tandem with the CDC [Center for Disease Control and Prevention] to ensure that while travel and lifestyle continue without hitch, adequate control measures are taken to forestall further spread of the virus. 

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In this post, I will be sharing with you things to note about the COVID-19 virus when in the UAE. 

Is there another variant of COVID-19? 

Yes, there is a new string of the COVID-19 variant. It is called the Omicron BA.5, which in some geographic has experienced a subvariant, as observed in the USA [United States of America]. 

It has also recently been observed that the BA.5 variant has a subvariant as a strain, which makes research and development more complicated than before. 

While the medical team is diligently working to eke out some breakthroughs, below are some important things to note about the COVID-19 BA.5 variant. 

20 things to note about the COVID-19 virus when traveling.

  1. Ensure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling into the UAE. 
  2. If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and seek to visit the UAE, you may still be at risk of getting and spreading the virus. 
  3. Children 2 years old and older must wear a well-fitting mask everywhere they go. 
  4. People who have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, even after they have just recovered within the past 90 days, are advised not to travel to the UAE. 
  5. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 at any point are advised to stay away from traveling to the UAE. 
  6. You are advised not to travel until ten days after observed symptoms have started to be confirmed negative. 
  7. Intending travelers into the UAE waiting for their COVID-19 results are advised to stay back. 
  8. When your test result shows positive while you are in the UAE, you must isolate and postpone your return until it’s safe for you to travel. Your travel companions may need to be quarantined as well for their safety. 
  9. People observed to have had close contact with a person with COVID-19 are recommended to stay away from flying into the UAE. 
  10. All airline guideline requirements must be carefully adhered to while traveling. 
  11. All passengers must get tested for COVID-19 at least three days before travel. 
  12. People who may have been exposed to people with COVID-19 are advised to stay back at least 5 days and then run a test for confirmation before traveling. 
  13. If you have to travel during days 6 through 10 after your last exposure, it is advised that you conduct a test at least 5 days after your last close contact. If the test result is negative and you remain without symptoms, you are fit to travel. 
  14. People who are yet to be tested should avoid traveling until a full 10 days after the last close contact with a person with COVID-19 has lapsed. 
  15. People must wear a well-fitting mask when around others for the entire duration of travel on days 6 through 10. If one is unable to wear a mask, one should not travel. 
  16. People observed to have a weakened immune system or who are at increased risk of severe disease are advised to consult with their clinician about health risks before considering traveling to the UAE. 
  17. Travelers must get tested for current infection with a COVID-19 viral test 3–5 days after arrival. 
  18. You must locate a COVID-19 testing location nearest to you before you settle down. 
  19. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you suddenly observe symptoms after arrival. 
  20. Keep your mind open to recommendations and requirements after arrival. 

In conclusion, please take the information provided as your vitals for survival based on our new reality, as the BA.5 variant is out there. Our edge is to imbibe the control measures as advised by the CDC. 

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