Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced that residents and visitors can enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi if they have a negative PCR or DPI test result valid for 48 hours. Government policy is to facilitate the procedures for entering the capital. That means, DPI test results no longer need a prior PCR test as of September 5.
Also, there are some updated requirements for people staying for more than 6 days in the capital. Visitors and residents will have to take a PCR test on the 6 day after entering the emirate. This also implies people who live in Abu Dhabi or return to the capital, they need to take a PCR test on the sixth day back, otherwise they will face a penalty.
UAE provided DPI testing facilities with locations all around the emirates. The great advantage of the DPI test is immediate and accurate results. On the other hand, PCR testing is slower but more accurate as it is essentially a DNA test. Results typically can be accepted between 24 to 72 hours.
There are exemptions for kids under 12 and people with chronic diseases. In addition, it was confirmed that people can freely exit Abu Dhabi, enter Dubai, or moving between regions within Abu Dhabi. Previously, individuals were obliged to obtain as PCR as DPI test results to enter into Abu Dhabi.
The latest regulations for residents flying into Abu Dhabi still apply, while tourists are currently prohibited from entering into Abu Dhabi by air. The entering of the emirate by road is under question.
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