Those who are travelling to Abu Dhabi from other emirates no longer need a negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter the UAE capital.
Since July 2020, it has been a mandatory requirement for anyone entering Abu Dhabi to need a negative PCR.
The changes in the rules of entry for the UAE were announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee over the weekend, with the rules coming into effect on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
It was outlined by the authorities that as of late infection rates had fallen to 0.2 per cent of the total tests undertaken.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated the procedure to enter Abu Dhabi emirate from within the UAE, and has approved the cancellation of Covid-19 testing requirements to enter, effective Sunday, 19 September 2021. pic.twitter.com/KBtf3tYPmt
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In line with this, it was also announced by the UAE that 80 per cent of the population has officially been vaccinated.
“The decision follows the announcement of a decreased COVID-19 infection rate in the emirate of 0.2 per cent of total tests and the activation of the green pass system to enter some public places,” the committee said in a statement published via the Abu Dhabi Media Office.
“The committee will continue to monitor infection rates and urges all citizens, residents and visitors to continue adhering to precautionary measures to protect public health and safety, maintain successes and advance the nation’s sustainable recovery.”
However, in order to enter many public places in Abu Dhabi, members of the public must have the ‘green’ status on their Al Hosn app.
The last few months have seen a significant drop in positive COVID-19 cases to as little as an average of 600 per day in September 2021.