A bird's eye view of Abu Dhabi.
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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.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic urges those travelling into #AbuDhabi emirate to adhere to the precautionary measures, including a mandatory PCR test on day 6, in order to protect the community’s safety pic.twitter.com/Iku49e0rxf
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) September 12, 2020
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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