With a total of just over 8 million doses, UAE remains leader in COVID19 vaccination per 100 residents among the GCC countries. At the time of this writing, over 83% of UAE population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
This is a stark difference with EU countries, where difficulties in distribution, population selection and access continue to mark immunization at less than 6% of the total. While UAE is amping its drive to nearly 100,000 vaccinations per day, in over 200 vaccination locations, full population immunization could reach as soon as June, some estimates say. Meanwhile, Europe remains at 15% of population having received at least one dose.
EU is hoping to get 100 million doses per month from April 2021, but vaccination roll-out remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, travel restrictions remain partially in place and PCR tests are required for travel. Quarantine conditions vary by the day, but the trend towards full opening as pre-pandemic are still some ways away.
Expanding your Business
While the Covid situation remains uncertain, what is no longer so is the favorable conditions to start trading in the Middle East region. As mentioned on our Oil article, conditions are becoming optimal to ride the upcoming wave of investments and development, both in the industrial sector, as well as construction, real estate and tourism.
Contact us for a consultation and discover how easily, quickly and inexpensively your local UAE business can be started and run.