The Abu Dhabi Crisis, Emergency and Disasters Committee has announced updated requirements for entering the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Starting on Sunday, November 8, residents and visitors require a negative PCR or DTI obtained within 48 hours to gain entry. Once entry is granted to the emirate, should an individual be staying for four or more consecutive days, they must take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 4th day of entry.
Should they be staying for eight or more consecutive days, another PCR test must be taken on the 8th day.
According to the authorities, "Day 1 is counted from the first day of entry to Abu Dhabi.
What stays the same
Initial entry to Abu Dhabi requires a negative COVID-19 PCR or DTI test received within 48 hours prior.
What has changed
The current COVID-19 PCR test on Day 6 will no longer be required from November 8; instead, the rules outlined above will apply.
The process explained
"If entry to Abu Dhabi is gained on Sunday (day 1) and the individual is staying for four or more days, a COVID-19 PCR test is mandatory on Wednesday. If they are staying for eight or more consecutive days, a COVID-19 PCR test is mandatory on Wednesday as well as another test the following Sunday (day 8)", authorities explained.