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Abu Dhabi Announces Border Entry Updates

Abu Dhabi released the latest entry guidelines for visitors and UAE residents, which will take effect from Sunday, January 17.

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17 January 2021

Last updated on 17 January 2021
Abu Dhabi Announces Border Entry Updates

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The Abu Dhabi Media Office announced new guidelines for entering the Capital, which will come into effect on Sunday, January 17.

To enter Abu Dhabi, all UAE residents must present a negative PCR nasal swab or DPI blood test result received within the past 48 hours.

Previously in December, officials extended the validity of Covid-19 test from 48 hours to 72 hours. The new update resumes the 48 hours test validity.

Further Coronavirus tests are mandatory if you're staying in Abu Dhabi for four or more days, as well as on day eight when staying in the Capital for eight or more consecutive days.

Those excluded from showing a Covid test result are residents who took part in the national vaccination programme or were volunteers in the UAE's Covid-19 clinical trials since summer last year.

The official tweet read: "The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated procedures to enter Abu Dhabi from within the country, effective from Sunday, 17 January, as part of the proactive efforts and precautionary measures to contain and eliminate the spread of Covid-19."

Latest rules to enter Abu Dhabi border

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UAE health officials reported 3,453 new Covid infections on Sunday, 3,268 further recoveries, and five more deaths.

Total cases now stand at 253,261, out of which 225,374 recovered. 745 people in the UAE have died due to Covid-related complications.