Coronavirus Pandemic

Abu Dhabi eases entry rules for vaccinated residents, tourists within UAE

Sahim Salim/Abu Dhabi
Filed on August 19, 2021
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No PCR test required after entering the emirate with a green pass and an active E or star icon on Alhosn

Abu Dhabi has eased the entry rules for vaccinated citizens, residents and visitors within the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said on Thursday that the updated rules come into effect on August 20.

According to the updated procedures, those vaccinated against Covid-19 and participants in a clinical trial can enter Abu Dhabi if they have a 'green pass' and an active E or star icon on Alhosn app.

A PCR test is required to show the E/star icon, which remains active for seven days.

No further testing after entering Abu Dhabi is required for vaccinated people who remain in the Capital.

Visitors from abroad should also follow the relevant travel protocol.

Entry rules for unvaccinated residents, tourists

For unvaccinated residents and tourists, entry to the Capital is allowed within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result or within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI one.

Those with a negative PCR result must take additional tests on days four and eight after entry.

Those entering with a DPI test result must take PCR tests on days three and seven. A DPI test cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi consecutive times.

Those who do not take the required Covid tests could be fined.

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