Exemptions To Wearing A Face Mask Are Possible

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Dubai Police has announced that residents with specific medical conditions can apply for a permit that exempts them from wearing a face mask.

applications will need to be made through the website www.dxbpermit.ae, where various information needs to completed including the a medical report related to the criteria specified for the permit application. 

Each request will be medically audited by the DHA's General Medical Committee and a response given within 5 working days.

Conditions that are eligible for exemption include:

  • Sufferers of fungal dermatitis, especially if they have severe symptoms in the face like bleeding, itching and scaly skin.
  • Those individuals who are allergic to any component of a mask (allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, contact urticaria).
  • Those individuals with severe herpes simplex infection that affects the mouth, nose or face.
  • Those individuals with acute and uncontrolled chronic Sinusitis.
  • Patients with uncontrolled asthma.
  • People of Determination who have mental and psychological conditions.


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