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Abu Dhabi entry: Some residents don't need a Covid PCR test

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on March 9, 2021
File photo, source: Abu Dhabi Police/Facebook.

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre lists out exemptions.

Some categories of residents are exempted from taking PCR Covid tests to enter Abu Dhabi. They also don't need to take the additional PCR tests on day four and eight of entry, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has said.

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These categories of residents are volunteers in vaccine clinical trials and those vaccinated as part of the national vaccination programmes. They must have active icons (gold star or letter E) on contact tracing app Alhosn.

As per the latest rules to enter Abu Dhabi, all others need to have a negative PCR test result received no more than 48 hours prior. They must take PCR tests on day four and eight of entry.

A negative DPI rest result received 24 hours prior also allows entry, but they cannot be used to enter two consecutive times. They must take a PCR test on day three and seven.

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