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Abu Dhabi underlines home quarantine guidelines

Those registered for home quarantine are eligible for a free walk-in PCR test

Abu Dhabi has reconfirmed the guidelines for those placed in home quarantine after contracting Covid-19.

Vaccinated individuals are required to wear a Covid-19 wristband and spend five days in quarantine, an Abu Dhabi’s Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee representative said in a statement. The wristbands are linked to Covid-19 test-and-trace app Al Hosn and are used to monitor people’s location, ensuring they stay home. Vaccinated individuals with Covid-19 must then take a PCR test on day four and can remove the wristband on day five if they receive a negative test result.

Those who are not vaccinated are required to quarantine for 10 days and must take a PCR test on day eight. They can remove the wristband on day 10 if they receive a negative test result.

All those who are registered for home quarantine can have a free walk-in PCR test and remove the wristband at Mina Zayed Center, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Convention Centre and Al Dhafra Hospital.

The committee also urged those who suspect that they have contacted an infected individual to self-isolate.

Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi revised the rules regarding mandatory Covid-19 testing and home quarantine requirements for vaccinated arrivals into the country who are either UAE citizens or residents of the emirate.

Currently, vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green list’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and on day six, without quarantine.

Vaccinated residents and citizens arriving from countries that are not on the green list must take a PCR test on arrival and on day four of their arrival to the UAE, and they must quarantine for five days. 

Meanwhile, health authorities in Abu Dhabi have confirmed that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is now available at more than 100 vaccination centres across the emirate on a walk-in basis without the need for an appointment.

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