Compulsory PCR test required to enter Abu Dhabi
New rules levied upon travelling to Abu Dhabi are to stay. To enter the Emirate state, you need to compulsorily have a PCR test result.
Apart from PCR test result on day one, travellers must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of arrival, or within 24 hours if providing a negative DPI test result, effective this Monday from 19th July.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has also confirmed that visitors arriving via PCR for 8 days or more will now have to take a second test on day four of entry (if staying for four days or more), and an additional test on day eight.
For those entering the capital for a week via DPI must take a PCR test on day three of entry if staying 48 hours or more, and an additional PCR test on day seven.
The day of arrival in Abu Dhabi is counted as day one. Authorities stated that a DPI test cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi consecutive times.
Revised procedures apply to all vaccinated and non-vaccinated citizens and residents. Anyone failing to take the required tests are liable for fines.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has also announced an emirate-wide National Sterilisation Programme to begin on Monday 19th July.
Residents and citizens will only be allowed to leave their homes during this time to stock up on essential supplies, namely food and medicine.
Unless you are a diplomat or a UAE national or a Golden Visa holder’, then you have an exemption.