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UAE residents, visitors need negative Covid-19 test to enter Abu Dhabi

UAE residents, visitors need negative Covid-19 test to enter Abu Dhabi

Test results must be presented via the Alhosn app or text messages from any UAE-based hospital or screening centre that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme

UAE residents and visitors who wish to enter Abu Dhabi need a negative Covid-19 test result, officials announced on June 29.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Police has announced that permission to enter the capital emirate will only be granted to those who hold a negative test result, not older than 48 hours, Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted.

Test results must be presented via the Alhosn app or text messages from any UAE-based hospital or screening centre that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme.

The public must comply with all precautionary measures, including wearing masks and observing physical distancing inside vehicles.

The entry of non-Abu Dhabi-based workers is still prohibited, the tweet read.

Abu Dhabi initially announced the movement ban for a period of one week starting June 2, during which permits were required to move between the cities of the emirate. It was subsequently renewed twice.

Read: Abu Dhabi movement ban extended by another week starting June 16

On June 22, Abu Dhabi restricted entry into the emirate for another week, while permitting residents to move freely between the different regions of the emirate beginning June 23.

Read more: Entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi extended for a week

The UAE reported a total of 47,797 Covid-19 infections and 313 related deaths since the outbreak of the virus late last year.

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