Daijiworld Media Network- Abu Dhabi (JF)
Abu Dhabi, Sep18: The Abu Dhabi Emergency, crisis and disasters committee has announced that, from September 19 the Covid-19 test required to enter Abu Dhabi would be removed. This applies to travel from within the UAE.
This announcement clarifies that residents, tourists, or citizens travelling to Abu Dhabi from other emirates do not require to present a covid-19 test result, from September 19.
This decision has been taken because, of the decrease in covid-19 infection rate in the emirates, at just 0.2% of total tests conducted. The change in entry rules also follows the activation of the green pass system to enter some public places. Reported by, Abu Dhabi media office.
The change being, as of August, non-vaccinated travellers had to present a negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours before entry, or a negative DPI result issued within 24 hours before entry into Abu Dhabi. Non-vaccinated travellers also had to take additional tests on the fourth and eight-day of their stay in Abu Dhabi.
However, vaccinated travellers were allowed to enter the emirate with a 'green pass' and an active E or star icon on Alhosn app. While a PCR test is required to get the E/star icon, no further tests were required for vaccinated travellers.
But now, as of Saturday's announcement a covid-19 test is not required to enter Abu Dhabi.
The committee will continue to monitor events and asked the citizens, residents and visitors to follow the rules put in place.