Abu Dhabi updates guidelines for residents to enter emirate
Those leaving Abu Dhabi for short periods may visit a screening centre in the emirate to conduct a Covid-19 test before departing.
Residents leaving Abu Dhabi for a couple of days can take a Covid-19 test in the emirate and present the negative result on returning, authorities announced late on Saturday. The result will be valid for reentry for up to 48 hours, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said as it posted fresh guidelines.
Addressing the community's needs, guidelines for entry to #AbuDhabi have been updated to enable those leaving to take a test in the emirate before departing and present this result on return, provided this result is within 48 hours of receipt. pic.twitter.com/B4txgfKSvy- ???? ?????? ???????? (@admediaoffice) July 4, 2020
"Presenting the test result more than 48 hours after receipt will not be considered valid. A new test will have to be taken outside the emirate in this case," the media office added.
Previously, only results of tests taken outside Abu Dhabi were considered valid to enter the Capital.
As Khaleej Times reported last week, having a Covid-negative result is mandatory to enter Abu Dhabi. The negative test results must be shown to the authorities at the border via the AlHosn app or as a text message from any hospital or screening centre in the UAE affiliated to the National Screening Programme.
Children aged under 12 years and those with medical appointments for kidney or cancer treatments are exempted from taking the Covid-19 test.
Authorities said the decision aims to help Abu Dhabi complete its mass testing programme to reduce the rate of infections.
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