Abu Dhabi reiterates home quarantine guidelines
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Abu Dhabi reiterates home quarantine guidelines

Abu Dhabi reiterates home quarantine guidelines

All those who are registered for home quarantine can conduct a free walk-in PCR test

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Abu Dhabi has reconfirmed the guidelines in place for those placed in home quarantine after contacting a Covid-19 positive case in the emirate.

Vaccinated individuals are required to spend five days in quarantine, Abu Dhabi’s Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said in a statement.

They must take a PCR test on day four and can remove the wristband on day five if they receive a negative test result.

Those who are not vaccinated are required to quarantine for 10 days. They must take a PCR test on day eight and can remove the wristband on day 10 if they receive a negative test result.

All those who are registered for home quarantine can conduct a free walk-in PCR test and remove the wristband at Mina Zayed Center, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Convention Centre and Al Dhafra Hospital.

The committee also urged those who suspect that they have contacted an infected individual to self-isolate.

Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi revised the rules regarding mandatory Covid-19 testing and home quarantine requirements for vaccinated arrivals who are either UAE citizens or residents of the emirate.

Read: Abu Dhabi updates Covid-19 testing and quarantine rules for vaccinated citizens and residents

Effective Monday, May 3, vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green list’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and on day six, without the need to quarantine.

Vaccinated residents and citizens arriving from countries which are not on the green list must take a PCR test on arrival and quarantine for five days. They must take another PCR test on day four of their arrival to the UAE.

Also read: Abu Dhabi to lift quarantine measures for international travellers from July 1 – reports

Meanwhile health authorities in Abu Dhabi have confirmed that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is now available on a walk-in basis within the emirate.

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi said that it can now be availed without having to book prior appointments at more than 100 vaccination centres across the emirate.

Read: Abu Dhabi offers walk-in appointments for Pfizer jab; new Covid-19 treatment approved in UAE

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