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Abu Dhabi eases Covid-19 test rules to enter Emirate

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Abu Dhabi
dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 5, 2020 | Last updated on September 5, 2020 at 06.05 am
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(KT file)

DPI test results no longer require a prior PCR test.

Rules for entering the capital city were updated on Friday again and will take effect from today, said the Abu Dhabi Media Office.

The National Emergency and Crisis Department has said residents will need to produce negative result of either a PCR test or a DPI test from the previous 48 hours. DPI test results now no longer require a prior PCR test.

The tweet said: "Starting Saturday, September 5, residents and visitors can enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR or DPI test result. DPI test results no longer require a prior PCR test."

Moreover, an additional PCR test is required if a resident or visitor chooses to stay in the Emirate beyond six days. The Abu Dhabi Media Office said: "Residents and visitors who stay for six consecutive days or more within Abu Dhabi emirate must now take a PCR test on the sixth day of each visit, in order to protect the health and safety of the community."

Also read: Where to find Covid DPI testing centres in UAE

 

 

Residents and visitors who stay for six consecutive days or more within Abu Dhabi must now take a PCR test on the sixth day of each visit, in order to protect the health and safety of the community.'

Abu Dhabi eases Covid-19 test rules to enter Emirate (KT2574494.JPEG)

The rapid laser test costs Dh50 and the PCR swab is priced at Dh370.

Restrictions on entry to Abu Dhabi have been in force since June 2 to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88


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