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The electronic wristbands are fitted on arrival at the airport.

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Abu Dhabi scraps quarantine wristband rule for some tourists

 

ABU DHABI – Tourists arriving in Abu Dhabi from abroad starting on Sunday (September 19) will no longer be required to wear an electronic wristband during home quarantine.

However, those found positive of the virus are still required to wear the wristband. The wristband is fitted for free on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport or other points of entry.

Since September last year, tourists arriving from abroad were required to wear the wristband
throughout their quarantine period of five to 14 days.

Upon scrapping the rule for those who test negative for Covid-19, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said quarantine monitoring systems will still be in place.

“The committee has approved continued strict adherence to home quarantine procedures and required testing schedules based on personal responsibility, as well as monitoring by healthcare systems to ensure compliance with precautionary measures. Violators will be reported to the Attorney-General,” according to the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee.

Violators will be reported to the Attorney-General, according to the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee.

The free medically-approved tag was given to passengers, arriving from all countries, at any Abu Dhabi entry point.

Those measures have since been cut due to declining cases of Covid-19.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Health recorded just 471 new cases of the virus – the lowest daily recorded number of cases since August 2020.

The GPS band will continue to be used for people who test positive for the virus and any close contacts. ICA/Expat Media


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