The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced that it has temporarily suspended the use of green pass on Al hosn app to enter all announced areas. Reviewing the causes behind the technical issues faced by some Al hosn app users, it noted that it resulted from a surge in new subscriptions. The app’s team is now making efforts to restore the service to all users at the earliest.
The green pass will be reinstated after completing the app update.
As for the use of Al hosn app to enter the emirate, the committee approved the use of text messages to show test results as per current procedures; those facing technical issues with Al hosn while entering the emirate can use this facility with effect from 18 June and until the app is updated.
The committee appealed to the public to continue to adhere to preventive and precautionary measures, stressing that their safety is a top priority. It also expressed its appreciation to all members of society for their confidence and cooperation with all concerned authorities.
The government regulations regarding green pass on the app had come into force on June 15. The green pass system is to be used across public areas including parks, beaches, malls, hotels and large supermarkets. Gyms, swimming pools, entertainment centres, restaurants and cafes also require proof for entry.
To obtain a green pass on the Al Hosn app, people must be vaccinated and/or tested for COVID-19.
Both private and public screening centres have since been inundated with visitors as a result.
Abu Dhabi is also trialling the use of handheld scanners to test drivers for signs of Covid-19. The new hi-tech scanning technology will be used at entry points to the emirate and at public places in the capital.