New Abu Dhabi rules on Covid-19 tests for entry, quarantine

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New Abu Dhabi rules on Covid-19 tests for entry, quarantine

 

ABU DHABI – The Abu Dhabi Crisis, Emergencies and Disasters Committee announced updated measures covering Covid-19 tests and quarantine for those entering the emirate.

Under the new rules, those staying in Abu Dhabi will need to have a negative PCR test result on the sixth day of their stay in the emirate. This replaces the previous requirement of tests on the fourth day and eight day from entry.

Authorities also extended the validity of a negative PCR or DPI test result used to enter the emirate from 48 to 72 hours.

On quarantine, travelers from “green” countries are exempted, while all other travelers will only need to undergo a 10-day quarantine instead of 14. Country classifications will be regularly reviewed.

Those in contact with anyone who tested positive for Covid-19 will only need to undergo quarantine for 10 days instead of 14 days, provided that a PCR test is taken on the 8th day with a negative result.

Volunteers in vaccination and clinical trials in the UAE with a gold star or letter E rate on their Alhosn app are exempted from quarantine requirements, and also when returning from abroad.

Meanwhile, all travellers will need to take a PCR test on the sixth day of their stay in case they are staying in Abu Dhabi for six days or longer.

Those staying for 12 days or longer will also need to take a PCR test on the 12th day of their stay in the UAE capital. ICA/Expat Media


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