Abu Dhabi announces quarantine exemptions for exhibition participants

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 11, 2021
File photo used for illustrative purposes. (Credit: Wam)

International visitors to the UAE must present their event badge, printed on an A4-size paper.

International participants of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021) have been exempted from the 10-day quarantine procedure on their arrival into Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec), which organises the exhibitions, has received approval from the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre for the same.

The exhibitions will be held under the patronage of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on February 21-25.

The has been taken to facilitate the arrival of international delegations from all over the world. International visitors to the UAE must present their event badge, printed on an A4-size paper, at any border, to be exempted from the quarantine. They will not be required to wear tracking wristbands.

Detailed protocols to facilitate the entry of delegations and support their participation are being finalised in collaboration with relevant authorities in the UAE, and an update will be published at a later stage.

Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: “Through our decision to exempt participants of the IDEX and NAVDEX 2021 exhibitions from the quarantine period, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi is keen to promote business activity in the emirate.

“We worked closely with ADNEC as a strategic partner throughout the pandemic on a number of initiatives that ensured the health of the community. Accordingly, we are confident of their ability to implement rigorous precautionary measures including the necessary PCR tests that ensure the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors attending this event.”

He added that participants exempt from the quarantine procedures still must observe the strict guidelines in place before entering Abu Dhabi.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC, commented: “This exemption demonstrates how IDEX and NAVDEX are leading the recovery of business activity following the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, it will showcase how Abu Dhabi continues to lead as a regional capital for the business tourism sector. We maintain our support to welcome the world, once again, in spite of the ongoing global conditions caused by the pandemic.”

Through the IDEX and NAVDEX, ADNEC aims to attract global expertise in the land, sea, and air defence industries, localising knowledge in the UAE.

A wide raft of health and safety measures have been designed and implemented across IDEX 2021, NAVDEX 2021 and the International Defence Conference, ensuring the safety of all participants.

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