The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated procedures to enter the emirate from within the country, effective from Monday, 1 February. The decision aims to enhance precautionary measures to contain and eliminate the spread of Covid-19.
The procedures continue to allow entry into the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result. Those remaining in the emirate for 4 days or more, must take a PCR test on day 4 of entry, and another PCR test on day 8 of entry for those staying for 8 days or more.
The updated procedures allow entry into the emirate within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI test result, but DPI tests cannot be used to enter two consecutive times.
Those entering Abu Dhabi using a DPI test and staying for more than 48 hours, must take a PCR test on day 3 of entry, and another PCR test on day 7 if staying for 7 days or more.
The procedures apply to all UAE citizens and residents, except for volunteers in vaccine clinical trials and those vaccinated as part of national vaccination programmes who have active icons (gold star or letter E) on the Al Hosn app, and should adhere to their respective protocols.