UAE: PCR test mandatory for attending Christmas mass in Abu Dhabi

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Churches in Abu Dhabi are implementing the precautionary measures for the Christmas and New Year masses, including mandatory PCR tests, ‘green pass’ protocols and restricted seating capacity.

‘Green pass’ on Al Hosn app with a negative PCR test result within 96 hours is required to attend Christmas masses at St Joseph Cathedral Abu Dhabi. Entry will be only through Emirates ID or passport for those on visit visa.

St Andrews Church has enforced a 48-hour PCR requirement for entry to its services.

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St George Orthodox Cathedral’s Father Eldo M Paul pointed out that there were no traditional Christmas carols held this year, following the precautionary measures.

Churches will be following all COVID-19 safety precautions with compulsory wearing of masks, maintaining safe distancing, regular sanitisation of the premises among others. All the services will be live-streamed through the official social media platforms of the churches.



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Khaleej Times

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