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Second PCR test needed if staying in Abu Dhabi for 6 days or more


ABU DHABI – Travelers entering Abu Dhabi will now need to undergo a second PCR test on the sixth consecutive day of their stay in the capital, authorities have announced.

The rule applies to all UAE residents, including returning Abu Dhabi residents. Abu Dhabi residents who did not leave the emirate are exempted from the rule. Volunteers in the UAE’s Covid-19 vaccine trial are also exempted.

Those failing to take the PCR test on Day Six are liable for fines and legal proceedings, according to an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Department of Health.

To enter Abu Dhabi, travelers need to present either a negative PCR test result or a DPI test result. They can enter the emirate within 48 hours from receiving the test result.

According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office, the new rule is part of precautionary measures “in order to protect the community’s safety”. ICA/Expat Media

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