Abu Dhabi updates COVID-19 entry procedures
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee on Thursday approved new entry requirements for Abu Dhabi from Monday, July 19, as part of proactive efforts to prevent mutated variants of COVID-19.
Those entering the emirate with a DPI test to stay for 48 hours or more will need to take a PCR test on day 3 of entry. And those who entered Abu Dhabi to stay there for seven or more days must take a PCR test on the 7th day of entry.
The procedures apply to both vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens and residents. According to the new requirements, DPI tests cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi more than once.
The committee reiterated the need for community members to respect preventive measures and maintain social distancing and wear masks in public places to preserve public health.
The committee also updated the operational capacity of a number of activities in the emirate. This decision is in line with Abu Dhabi’s strategy to fight the pandemic, strengthening the proactive and precautionary measures implemented by the emirate to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also approved a 50% cap on the operating capacity of beaches and public parks, swimming pools, gymnasiums, spas and spas in hotels and public transport buses.
The committee also caps the operating capacity of shopping centers at 40 percent and 30 percent for theaters. The number of passengers in five-seater taxis is limited to a maximum of three passengers, while the number of passengers must not exceed four in seven-seater taxis.