Abu Dhabi residents who are living in the emirate on expired visas can now take the coronavirus vaccine.
The government dropped the requirement for anyone taking the doses to have a valid residency visa or Emirates ID.
The decision will cover “everyone with an expired residency or entry visa, for their safety and health, and in consideration of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the pandemic”.
Nearly 85 per cent of the eligible people over the age of 16 have now taken the vaccine, offering protection for much of the population.
Booster shots of Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech have also begun