COVID-19: Dh3,000 fine for more than three people in a vehicle in UAECOVID-19: Dh3,000 fine for more than three people in a vehicle in UAE


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If you are travelling with family or friends in a vehicle, what are the rules around maximum number of people allowed in the UAE? Here is all you need to know.  What are the rules around passengers travelling in the same car?  The National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) has issued clear regulations around precautionary measures for COVID-19. 

The rules around social distancing and personal hygiene while travelling in a vehicle were clarified by the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA).  On June 25, when the National Disinfection Programme was successfully concluded, NCEMA had issued reminders on general  rules that needed to be followed to continue the precautions against COVID-19.  The rules included the following guidelines around travelling in a vehicle: 

“A maximum of three people are allowed to travel in a car at the same time, with the exception of members of the same family. If there is more than one person in a car, masks must be worn at all times.”   On August 2, the Weqaya hotline (800 -WEQAYA) set up by NCEMA, confirmed that while there were no restrictions on members of the same family travelling in a vehicle …   if the passengers are not from the same family, a maximum limit of three people in a vehicle is allowed.  Individuals have also been urged to wear masks at all times, especially if they are in a vehicle with someone else.   Fines you should be aware of According to the Weqaya hotline, anyone found in violation of the social distancing guidelines within vehicles or found outside without a mask would be fined Dh3,000 and above.