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Abu Dhabi changes entry rule: PCR test needed on 4th day of stay


ABU DHABI – Starting on Sunday (November 8), residents and visitors entering Abu Dhabi will need to undergo a nasal swab (PCR) test on the fourth day of their stay.

According to the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee on Wednesday (November 4), this test is mandatory for those who are staying in the emirate for four consecutive days or more.

Similarly, if their stay is for eight consecutive days or more, they are required to undergo an additional PCR test on the eighth day.

All those who entered the emirate before November 8 will follow the previous procedure that requires a PCR test on the sixth day after entry.

Abu Dhabi’s residents and visitors will continue to enter the emirate upon first showing a negative PCR test or laser-based DPI test within 48 hours after receiving their results.

New rules to enter Abu Dhabi for residents and visitors

1. First entry: Show negative PCR test or DPI test with results valid within 48 hours
2. If staying for 4 days or more: Take PCR test on fourth day of stay
3. If staying for 8 days or more: Take PCR test on eight day

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