The Abu Dhabi Crisis, Emergencies and Disasters Committee has announced an update to its preventive and precautionary measures for entering the emirate from 24 December.
The new rules for domestic travellers:
- The validity of a negative PCR or DPI test result used to enter the emirate is extended from 48 to 72 hours.
- Those staying in the emirate for 6 consecutive days, must take a PCR test on the 6th day. This replaces the tests done on days 4 and 8 from entry.
The new rules for international travellers:
The Committee has also approved procedures for international travellers, both residents and tourists.
- Travellers from ‘green’ countries are exempted from quarantine.
- All travellers will need to undertake a PCR test on day 6 if they are staying 6 or more consecutive days, as well as on day 12 if they are staying 12 or more consecutive days. Country classifications will be reviewed fortnightly.
- As per international precautionary measures, the Committee approved reducing the quarantine period for those who have been in contact with a positive case to 10 days only, provided a negative PCR test is received on day 8.
- Participants in the National Vaccination Programme and Phase III of the vaccine clinical trials who have active icons on Alhosn app (golden star or letter E) are exempted from quarantine requirements when returning from abroad or when in contact.
The Committee has also approved periodic screening programmes for the residents of industrial zones and communities with high population density and the employees of commercial activities in Abu Dhabi emirate.
Capacity will be increased at SEHA Testing Centres located outside the emirate, and testing centres at the borders will be closed.
The Committee made a renewed call to community members to continue its commitment to following preventive and precautionary measures to ensure public safety.
Rules for entry from the Dubai border:
Sources: Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Media
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