Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad
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Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad

Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad

Those who are vaccinated and have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive case will need to quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6

Abu Dhabi has issued a series of new Covid-19 guidelines effective from Sunday, August 15, the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced.

In terms of home quarantine for those who have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive case, vaccinated individuals will need to quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6. If the PCR test result is negative, they can remove the wristband and end quarantine on day 7.

Those who are not vaccinated must quarantine for 10 days and take a PCR test on day 9. If the PCR test result is negative, they can remove the wristband and end quarantine on day 10.

Those registered in the home quarantine programme can conduct a free walk-in PCR test and remove the wristband at SEHA Prime Assessment centres located in Zayed Port (Abu Dhabi City), Al Ain Convention Center, and Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra, as well as all SEHA hospitals in Al Dhafra.

Arrivals from abroad

The Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee also updated travel procedures for UAE citizens and residents as well as visitors entering Abu Dhabi from abroad.

Vaccinated travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and take a PCR test on day 6.

When arriving from other destinations, they must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6.

The protocol applies to fully vaccinated UAE citizens and residents as well as visitors who have documented their inoculation on the Alhosn app.

Unvaccinated citizens, residents and visitors arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and take PCR tests on days 6 and 9.

When arriving from other destinations, they must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day 9.

Abu Dhabi last updated its green list of destinations on July 31 to include 31 countries.

A total of seven countries were added to the list since the previous update, including: Bahrain, Brunei, Bulgaria, Maldives, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine.

Read: Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, adds Bahrain, Maldives and Poland among other countries

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