Covid-19: Abu Dhabi tightens entry rules for those within UAE

Abu Dhabi - DPI tests cannot be used to enter two consecutive times.



By Web Report

Published: Sat 30 Jan 2021, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Sat 30 Jan 2021, 3:17 PM

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated procedures to enter the emirate from within the country, effective from Monday, February 1.

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The decision aims to enhance the precautionary measures to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19.

The procedures continue to allow entry into the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result. Those remaining in the emirate for four days or more must take a PCR test on day 4 and day 8.

The updated procedures allow entry into the emirate within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI test result, but DPI tests cannot be used to enter two consecutive times.

Those entering Abu Dhabi using a DPI test and staying for more than 48 hours must take a PCR test on day 3 of entry, and another PCR test on day 7 if staying for 7 days or more.

The procedures apply to all UAE citizens and residents, except for volunteers in vaccine clinical trials and those vaccinated as part of national vaccination programmes who have active icons (gold star or letter E) on Alhosn app.


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