The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced on 26 August that it has approved two tests for entering Abu Dhabi. This step was approved in cooperation with the Department of Health to enhance precautionary measures to fight against COVID-19.
The new measures will take effect starting from 27 August.
Requirements for entry:
1. A negative PCR test (nose swab) will allow citizens to enter Abu Dhabi within 48 hours of receiving their result.
2. A negative DPI laser test results received within 48 hrs, supplemented by a negative PCR test (nose swab) result that was received within 6 days.
The Committee has stated that the same type of test cannot be taken twice in a row within 6 days.
Volunteers taking part in the Phase III trials of an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine are exempt from these measures. They are also authorised to use emergency vehicle lanes.
As outlined by the Attorney General, violating these entry procedures will result in penalties and fines.