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Abu Dhabi residents can take 48-hour trips outside emirate


ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi residents may now be able to leave the emirate for 48-hour trips without getting a new coronavirus test when they return, authorities announced.

Residents must be tested for coronavirus before they leave the emirate. Border police will check their test result before they are allowed to leave the emirate.

“Those leaving Abu Dhabi for short periods may visit a screening centre in the emirate to conduct a Covid-19 test before departing and present the result on return,” according to Abu Dhabi Government Media Office.

Those travelling from other emirates into Abu Dhabi are still required to present a negative coronavirus test at the border checkpoints before they are allowed to enter the emirate.

All cars will be stopped at the border to ensure compliance to the measures. Construction workers not based in Abu Dhabi are prohibited from entering the emirate.

People with medical appointments for cancer or kidney-related treatment do not need a Covid-19 test to enter Abu Dhabi. Children under the age of 12 are also exempted, as well as motorists of vehicles transporting goods and mail.

Government representatives, diplomatic entities and anyone on a special mission may apply for a one-day Mission Permit covering 6am to 8pm. If entering Abu Dhabi outside of that period, a Covid-19 test is required. People in this group must be tested every 14 days. To apply for a one-day permit, email [email protected] ICA/Expat Media

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