Abu Dhabi permits entry to people with negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours

Abu Dhabi permits entry to people with negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Committee for the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Police, has announced that those people who have tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 48 hours will be allowed to enter the emirate.

As per state news agency WAM, people can show their test results through the AlHosn App or a text message from any hospital or any screening centre in the UAE which is affiliated to the National Screening Programme. However, the announcement exempts the movement of mail and all types of goods.

At the same time, the authorities have asked the public to strictly follow all precautionary measures such as wearing masks and gloves and practising observing physical distancing inside their vehicles in order to ensure safety. Meanwhile, workers who are not based in Abu Dhabi have yet not been allowed to enter the emirate by the authorities.

The announcement has been made in view of the continued positive outcomes in combating the impact of the pandemic. Last week, Abu Dhabi had eased the restrictions on movement of all the residents between itscities.

Abu Dhabi had on June 2 restricted the entry and exit of people to and from the emirate in a bid to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to facilitate the mass testing programme.

WAM