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Coronavirus: UAE Imposed List of Penalties up to AED 50, 000

Coronavirus: UAE Imposed List of Penalties up to AED 50, 000 - Coming Soon in UAE
29 March 2020

The UAE approved new fines for breaking preventive measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19.

For violating the precautionary measures and instructions to contain the coronavirus, citizens will receive a fine from AED 500 to AED 50,000, which can be doubled in the event of a repeat offense.

According to the latest regulations approved by the Cabinet on violations of the preventive measures, third-time violations will be referred to the federal crisis and emergency prosecution.

The new legislation, which includes a list of violations and resulting penalties is part of the government’s efforts to prevent the contamination from the COVID-19 and protect the well-being and health of citizens, residents and visitors.

The full list of fines include:

  • – AED 1,000 for visiting health facilities unnecessarily
  • – AED 5,000 for refusing a medical test upon request
  • – AED 3,000 fine for any person leaving his home for unnecessary reasons except for performing vital jobs or buying essential necessities
  • – AED 5,000 fine for the executive in charge of managing a company or a facility that violates the sterilization measures of public or private means of transportation.
  • – AED 50,000 fine and administrative closure for failing to temporarily suspend an establishment. AED 500 fine will be issued for a customer.
  • – AED 50,000 fine and administrative closure for violating the closure instructions of educational institutions, cinemas, gyms, sports clubs, malls, outdoor markets, parks, cafés, shopping centers and restaurants and others or for receiving customers. A visitor to such establishments will be given a fine of AED 500.
  • – AED 10,000 fine for whoever invites or organizes gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms. Participants will also be handed a fine of AED 5,000.
  • – AED 2,000 fine for violating precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health and Prevention by passengers coming to the UAE from countries infected by a communicable disease.
  • – AED 3,000 fine for failing to take proper health measures regarding the regulation of markets, roads, and other public places exempted from temporal closure.
  • – AED 3,000 fine for refusing an order to dispose of any stuff, clothes, luggage or others proved to be contaminated or might be contaminated by any pathogen if they can’t be disinfected by established procedures.
  • – AED 10,000 fine for failing to take precautionary measures for the crew of shelter ships.
  • – AED 3,000 fine for violating the executive regulations of the Law on Communicable Diseases when burying or transporting a dead body infected with a communicable disease.
  • – AED 1,000 fine for a motorist who exceeds the number of passengers in his car (more than three persons per car).

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