UAE residency visas: Covid-19 test now required prior to medical screening in Abu Dhabi
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UAE residency visas: Covid-19 test now required prior to medical screening in Abu Dhabi

UAE residency visas: Covid-19 test now required prior to medical screening in Abu Dhabi

Starting from June 7, a PCR test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to visiting an AHS centre for a visa medical test

Abu Dhabi

All those in Abu Dhabi who need to undergo a medical screening test to obtain their UAE residency visa, must first obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR result.

Starting from June 7, those applying for a new visa or renewing their existing one will first need to undergo a nasal swab PCR test.

Visa applicants need to undertake the PCR tests not more than 72 hours prior to visiting the Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) centre within the emirate for their routine visa medical screening test.

Proof of the Covid-19 negative test result must be shown on the Alhosn app. The new measures were announced by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) on its Instagram account on Sunday.

 

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“All applicants visiting the Disease Prevention & Screening Centers should have a negative Covid-19 nose swab result on Al Hosn app done within 72 hours starting from Monday 7th June 2021 and must follow all the recommended precautionary measures,” read the statement.

The AHS reportedly has the UAE’s largest network of healthcare centres including 10 disease prevention and screening centres, 38 healthcare centres, school health services at 255 public schools, three mobile clinics, one mobile mammography clinic and one homecare centre.

As of Sunday, the UAE reported a total of 583,071, including, 1,874 new coronavirus cases that were detected over the preceding 24 hours.

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