Those travelling into Abu Dhabi will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test before entering
25 August 2020| Last updated on 26 August 2020
Visiting Abu Dhabi by simply taking a DPI rapid laser test will no longer be accepted
In response to an increase of Covid-19 cases in the UAE, Abu Dhabi authorities have reimposed restrictions and tightened entry into the capital.
If you intend to travel into Abu Dhabi, a rapid DPI laser test alone will no longer be valid starting Thursday, August 27. Instead, people are required to present a negative nasal swab test to enter, provided that the test results were received within 48 hours.
However, you can still use a negative DPI laser test result to be granted access into the emirate. This is only valid if the test result was given within 48 hours and you also have a negative PCR test result that was received within the last six days.
Thus, residents can choose between one of two options to enter Abu Dhabi:
- 1. A negative PCR nasal swab test done beforehand, and received within 48 hours
- 2. A negative DPI laser test received within 48 hours, plus a negative PCR nasal swab test that was received within 6 days