Abu Dhabi eases Covid-19 test rules to enter Emirate
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."
In line with efforts to expand testing for the early detection of COVID-19 infections, Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated procedures for entering Abu Dhabi emirate. pic.twitter.com/2zmpn61ZFK- ???? ?????? ???????? (@admediaoffice) September 4, 2020
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.'
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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