Cars move at a slow pace during rush hour traffic in Abu Dhabi. File
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Department of Health, have announced that the Abu Dhabi movement ban is to be extended by one week, starting on Tuesday, 9 June.
To apply for a permit, visit: https://es.adpolice.gov.ae/en/movepermit
The ban covers movements between Abu Dhabi’s regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah) as well as in and out of the emirate. It applies to all Abu Dhabi residents, including UAE Nationals.
Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals and the transportation of necessary goods. Movement within each region is allowed in line with National Sterilisation Programme hours.
This step aims to enhance the effectiveness of the expanded National Screening Programme, among a series of precautionary and preventative measures being taken to reduce contact, curb the spread of Covid-19, and protect the health and safety of all community members.
Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors and chronic disease patients.
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The ban covers all Abu Dhabi residents, including UAE nationals. Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals and the transportation of necessary goods.
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