Abu Dhabi’s Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for Coronavirus has announced new entry requirements for international passengers.
For international passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi, and staying there, they will have to take a PCR test and register under the isolation system. They will then receive an electronic tracking wristband at the border or entry point which must be worn for 14 days while they are self-isolating.
They will have to take another PCR test on the twelfth day. Where they test negative, the wristband will be removed on the final day of the isolation period. For international passengers arriving in another Emirate and then travelling to Abu Dhabi, the procedures will be different. If they have spent under 14 days in another Emirate after arriving in the UAE, they have to take a PCR test at the Abu Dhabi border and register under the isolation system. They will then receive an electronic tracking wristband at the border or entry point. They will be able to deduct the number of days spent in other Emirates after arriving in the UAE from the self-isolation period. For example, if a passenger spends two days in another Emirate they will only have to self-isolate for 12 days in Abu Dhabi. If they have spent more than 14 days in another Emirate after arriving in the UAE, they will not have to isolate in Abu Dhabi. Passengers may enter through approved border procedures and after they have taken the relevant tests. They will have to present a negative PCR or DPI test which should have been taken at least 48 hours before they arrive at the Abu Dhabi border. They will then have to take a PCR test on the sixth day of their stay in Abu Dhabi. Those travelling to other Emirates from Abu Dhabi will have to take a PCR test 96 hours before arriving in Abu Dhabi. If the result is negative and the passenger arrives in Abu Dhabi, they must take a DPI test on arrival. Those who do not take a PCR test at least 96 hours before arriving in Abu Dhabi will have to take a PCR test when they land. Individuals will have to wait at the entry point or airport until the result is received. Anyone arriving in Abu Dhabi must sign an undertaking to adhere to anti-Coronavirus measures and provide a contact number and full address of their accommodation in another Emirate. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for isolation. This may be at home, hotel or accommodation provided by the authorities. Violating these procedures will lead to penalties and fines which have been outlined by the Attorney General. Full story