At a border checkpoint in Abu Dhabi.


Abu Dhabi removes PCR test requirement for entry


DUBAI – Starting on Sunday (September 19), anyone entering Abu Dhabi from other emirates will no longer need to show a PCR test report, according to the Abu Dhabi Government.

The move came after coronavirus cases continued to drop in the capital and across the UAE and some 80 percent of the population were fully vaccinated.

“The decision follows the announcement of a decreased Covid-19 infection rate in the emirate of 0.2 per cent of total tests and the activation of the green pass system to enter some public places,” according to Abu Dhabi’s Government Media Office.

However, everyone in Abu Dhabi is required to show a green status on their Al Hosn app to enter public places in the capital. The green status indicates they are fully vaccinated and have undergone a PCR test once every 30 days.

Unvaccinated individuals must be tested every three days to have the green status on their Al Hosn app, which is required to enter malls, restaurants and other public places in the capital.

The government said it will continue to monitor Covid-19 infection rates in the capital, and urged all visitors to continue to follow precautionary measures. ICA/Expat Media

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