Abu Dhabi introduces entry and exit restrictions from June 2 

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Abu Dhabi will forbid travel between different areas of the emirate including entry and exit in the region with effect from June 2. 

The resolution was taken by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic in association with the Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Health (DOH). The internal travel ban between the regions is applicable to all residents including citizens. These regions include Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. Residents are permitted to move within their region in line with the National Sterilisation Programme.

There would be exclusions to the movement ban. “Exemptions are available by special permits for employees of vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals and the transportation of necessary goods,” the Abu Dhabi Media Office updated in a tweet. However, the Abu Dhabi administration has also declared an easing of restraints within the emirate.

Hotel beaches, restaurants outside malls and museums are also permitted to re-open with an occupancy of 40 percent. Public beaches will still continue to be shut.

Individual outdoor sports prepared in open spaces, such as horse riding, cricket, cycling, golf, sailing and racquet sports, will also now be approved for people from the ages of 12-60, starting from Monday, June 1.