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At a police checkpoint in Abu Dhabi.

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No entry into Abu Dhabi without negative Covid-19 test result

 

DUBAI – UAE residents who want to enter Abu Dhabi will need to present a negative Coronavirus test result issued within 48 hours, authorities announced on Monday (June 29).

The new rule was announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and Department of Health. This means only Covid-free residents may be allowed to enter the emirate.

Officials said results must be shown via the AlHosn app or through a text message from any hospital or screening centre affiliated with the UAE’s National Screening Programme.

Those exempted from presenting a Covid-19 negative test result are employees delivering mail and other goods.

Authorities said the public must continue to adhere to all precautionary measures, including wearing masks and observing physical distancing inside vehicles.

The entry of non-Abu Dhabi based workers is still prohibited. ICA/Expat Media

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