Dubai: On August 10, the UAE’s National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that individuals who had received COVID-19 vaccines outside the UAE will be able to authenticate the vaccine certificate through the UAE’s Al Hosn app.
If you have received the vaccine in another country and wish to take advantage of the benefits that have been provided to vaccinated individuals in the UAE, like being able to access certain public offices or events, here is all you need to know.
How to register vaccine certificate
When you are planning to travel to the UAE, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) advises you to register their details on the ‘ICA UAE Smart’ app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, or by visiting the website - smartservices.ica.gov.ae.
Step 1: Visit smartservices.ica.gov.ae
Step 2: Select ‘Public services’.
Step 3: Select ‘Register arrivals’.
When you are filling out the form, you will need to provide your personal details like your date of birth, passport number, port of departure and arrival and dates on which you took the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test.
Registering vaccination certificates is optional for travelers who wish to enjoy the benefits made available in the UAE to vaccine recipients.
According to the NCEMA announcement on August 10, only vaccines approved in the UAE will be approved, accredited certificates will show on Al Hosn app.
When can I start registering for the service?
Travelers can start registering starting August 15, 2021. Once your application has been approved, the vaccinated status will reflect on the Al Hosn app.