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Abu Dhabi eases international entry rules

The government has approved home quarantine without the use of wristbands

According to new government guidelines, international travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi will no longer need to wear a quarantine wristband.

The wristband, which was introduced last September, was given to passengers arriving at all Abu Dhabi entry points, to be worn until they completed mandatory 14-day self-isolation.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic said it has approved home quarantine without the use of wristbands for international travellers.

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The official statement said: “The committee has approved continued strict adherence to home quarantine procedures and required testing schedules based on personal responsibility, as well as monitoring by healthcare systems to ensure compliance with precautionary measures. Violators will be reported to the Attorney-General.” 

Earlier this week, the Committee updated the entry procedure to Abu Dhabi from within the UAE, removing Covid-19 testing requirements.

The decision follows the announcement of a decreased Covid-19 infection rate in the emirate of 0.2% of total tests and the activation of the green pass system to enter some public places.

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