Heavier COVID-19 Fines: Violators Can Face AED100,000 And 6 Months In Jail


At the public COVID-19 briefing on Monday evening, the UAE Government noted there has been some reckless behaviour, with people showing indifference to violations. In light of that, the UAE has increased fines in the public interest.

A spokesperson for the UAE Government announced the UAE will not tolerate reckless behaviour, and now, violators can expect six months in jail and fines of up to AED100k.

You can be fined up to AED100k and possible jail time of up to six months for violators.

  • AED3k: every individual who refuses to wear a mask in public places
  • Hosting a party or gathering; AED10k for host andAED5k for each attendee
  • AED5k: Refusing to do a COVID-19 test
  •  AED10k: Failure to download the smart tracking app and then failure to carry your phone with you (this applies to people under quarantine)
  • AED20k: Tampering with the smart tracking app
  • AED3k: More than three people travelling in cars
  •  AED50k: Schools, gyms, cinema, parks, cafes, restaurants, pools who fail to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions
  • AED5k for company, AED500 for the employee: Not wearing masks at work or offices
  • AED20k: Not placing thermal cameras where required
  • AED3k: Company fails to maintain 30% limit on the workforce at the office
  • AED3k per person involved and AED5k for institutions: Not maintaining social distancing at work or shops/restaurants
  • AED3k: Violating restrictions during sterilisation period, not maintaining social distancing
  • Private tutors who continue to operate: AED30k and AED20k for the hosts the tutor
  • AED10k: Fines for the company when moving workers between emirates, and the vehicle will be confiscated

Current fines have been updated, in line with the public interest to combat COVID-19

Fines of up to AED100,00 for those who disobey the violations

Violators will be publicly named and shamed


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