Entry to Abu Dhabi emirate- latest guidelines

A negative PCR test or DPI test will be accepted, valid for 48 hours

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has made uodate regarding procedures for entering the Abu Dhabi emirate, which are applicable starting from today –  September 5.

The updated rules for entering Abu Dhabi city have been announced, which will be started in from 5, September 2020.

If you are a UAE citizen, resident or a visitor, you can enter into the emirate within 48 hours of receiving the negative PCR or DPI test result from the testing centre.

The rule applies to residents and visitors.

For those readers who don't know we explain below the terms related to Covid-19 testing.

What is the PCR test?

The PCR test provides results in a few days.

List of drive-through test centres

All COVID-19 drive-through test centres in the UAE and how you can book a test: 


Two types of COVID-19 Test in UAE

the RT-PCR test

the DPI test

What are the new regulations?

According to the new regulations, either of the two tests can be done, valid for 48 hours.

Residents and visitors who stay for six consecutive days or more within Abu Dhabi emirate must now take a PCR test on the sixth day of each visit, in order to protect the health and safety of the community.

If you stay for six days at a stretch, or longer, you would need to repeat a PCR test on the sixth day.

Abu Dhabi Media Office clarification

Why does the PCR test need to be repeated on the sixth day?

Statement by Abu Dhabi Media Office.

“Abu Dhabi residents or visitors from outside the Emirate who enter Abu Dhabi and stay for six consecutive days or more are required to do another PCR test on the sixth day, for one time only.

“… regardless of how they will stay in Abu Dhabi,” the statement from the office said. 

This is because according to scientific studies, the probability of detecting the virus is high halfway through the incubation period of an infected person, according to the statement.

This measure aims at early detection of cases in their preliminary stages and preventing the spread of infection among members of the community.

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