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Two COVID-19 tests mandatory for entering Abu Dhabi


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Committee in cooperation with Department of Health, approved two tests to enter the emirate effective from Aug.27, 2020, enhancing precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said, “Entry will be allowed within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result, or with a negative DPI laser test result accompanied by a negative PCR test result received within 6 days.


“The Committee states that the same type of test cannot be taken twice in a row within 6 days.”

Volunteers in the COVID-19 vaccine trials are exempt from these entry measures and are authorised to use emergency vehicle lanes for a smooth journey.

The Committee affirmed that legal measures will be taken against those not complying with the measures and procedures related to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and that violating these entry procedures will result in penalties and fines, as outlined by the Attorney General.

The Committee, in cooperation with the Department of Health and other related authorities in the emirate, will continue their efforts to build on the gains achieved so far to ensure overcoming the pandemic completely. The Committee renews its appeal to all members of the society to continue their cooperation and commitment to follow all preventive and precautionary measures.

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