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Covid-19 tests no longer required to enter Abu Dhabi from within the UAE

Residents and tourists are still being urged to adhere to social distancing and precautionary measures

Abu Dhabi officials have confirmed that Covid-19 tests will no longer be required to enter the emirate from within the UAE.

The directive from the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee will come into effect from Sunday 19 September 2021, following the recent announcement that the Covid-19 infection rate in the emirate has decreased to 0.2% of total tests.

A statement released by the Abu Dhabi Media Office via Twitter read: “The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated the procedure to enter Abu Dhabi emirate from within the UAE, and has approved the cancellation of Covid-19 testing requirements to enter, effective Sunday 19 September 2021.”

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The committee said that it would continue to monitor the developments of the pandemic and urged all citizens, residents and visitors to continue adhering to precautionary measures to protect public health and safety.

The green pass on the Alhosn app is still required for all residents and tourists to enter several establishments in the emirate, including shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, gyms, recreational facilities and sporting activities, resorts, museums and theme parks. The green pass must also be presented by those wanting to enter educational institutions and nurseries in the emirate.

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