DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has updated travel regulations for UAE nationals, residents and visitors arriving at the emirate from abroad from today, August 15.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee’s new rules will now allow vaccinated visitors from green list countries to forego quarantine but must take a PCR upon arrival and also on the sixth day.
“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 committee said.
“The protocol applies to fully vaccinated UAE citizens and residents as well as visitors as documented on Alhosn app,” it added.
Meanwhile, unvaccinated citizens, residents and visitors landing in Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must be tested for coronavirus on arrival without the need to quarantine, and again on the sixth and ninth day of their stay in the emirate.
When arriving from other destinations, they must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day nine, the committee added.
Abu Dhabi also updated home quarantine protocols for individuals who had contact with COVID-19 patients: those who have been vaccinated must quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day six.
If the PCR test result is negative, they can remove the wristband and end quarantine on day seven, the new protocols state.
Unvaccinated individuals meanwhile must quarantine for 10 days and take a PCR test on day nine. If the PCR test result is negative, they can remove the wristband and end quarantine on day 10.
UAE health officials on Saturday reported 1,206 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the country to 700,587 including 1,997 fatalities.
The Gulf state has one of the world’s most aggressive inoculation program, with a vaccine distribution rate of 175.56 doses per 100 people or equivalent to 17,363,341 doses thus far.