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Abu Dhabi Entry Updates

Abu Dhabi Entry Updates - Coming Soon in UAE
2 July 2020

UAE officials issued guidelines for people who faced lack of information on requirements to enter Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Media Office (ADMO) has given details on that decision to allow individuals into the emirate following negative COVID-19 test results underlying that children under 12 don’t need to get tested. Neither will cancer patients nor people with kidney conditions traveling for a medical reason.

People working in Abu Dhabi

For people who commute daily to Abu Dhabi, the ADMO advises organizing their time so to undergo test and receive the result within the 48 hour time period before entering. The test results can be presented on the Alhosn app or via a text message.

Affiliated centers

The test results will be accepted only if conducted by “healthcare centers affiliated with the National Screening Programme”. So, individuals can call and book a test in Seha screening centres, on (800) 50. The Seha app also allows you to check and book appointments. Finally, you can call the Estijaba helpline on (800) 1717, and Dubai residents can also book via the DHA on (800) 342.

The cost of testing

Standard testing costs AED 370. There are some categories who can pass a test for free:
• pregnant women;
• people of determination;
• people aged over 60;
• UAE nationals with domestic staff in their household;
• people with COVID-19 symptoms; and people who contacted individuals positive for coronavirus.

Waiting for the test result

The waiting time depends on the form of coronavirus. Considering the current demand for tests, obtaining results may take a little longer than usual. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are the only option to provide for official purposes in the UAE.

Usually, it took 24 hours to receive test results, due to the backlogs it may take as long as four days. UAE carries out comprehensive screening and even with enough amount of tests, there can be a delay during peak times in busy locations.

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