Attn travelers to Abu Dhabi: DPI laser test now considered for entry

By Backend Office, Desk Reporter
Abu Dhabi
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The Abu Dhabi government has introduced new regulations in relation to entering into the emirate.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee has declared that in association with the Department of Health it has approved two tests to enter the emirate in a step to enhance precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The new regulation which becomes effective from August 27, 2020 (Thursday) will allow individuals who have received a negative PCR test result within the last 48 hours to enter the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Moreover, individuals can also use a negative DPI laser test result which is not more than 48 hours old to enter the emirate provided that they have a valid negative PCR test result received within 6 days prior to entry.

The Committee specified that the same type of test cannot be taken twice in a row within 6 days.

Special consideration to Phase 3 trial volunteers

Volunteers taking part in the Phase 3 trials of an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine are exempt from these measures and are authorized to use emergency vehicle lanes for a smooth journey.

Strict action against violations 

The Committee affirmed that legal measures will be taken against those not complying with the measures and procedures related to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus and that violating these entry procedures will result in penalties and fines, as outlined by the Attorney General.

The Committee, in cooperation with the Department of Health and other related authorities in the emirate, will continue their efforts to build on the gains achieved so far to ensure overcoming the pandemic completely. The Committee renews its appeal to all members of the society to continue their cooperation and commitment to follow all preventive and precautionary measures.