Starting Thursday August 27, Abu Dhabi introduced a new entry restriction that requires anyone entering Abu Dhabi from anywhere in the UAE to pass two tests to gain access to the country. The rule does not apply to international travelers who can enter the country with a single RT-PCR test result that should be negative.
According to the recent decision of the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee and the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health, before this new regulation, one could have entered the country with a single RT-PCR test or a DPI test for COVID-19 volunteers – Vaccination routes are exempt from entry. Anyone who finds a violation will face penalties and fines decided by the Attorney General.
So what are the tests that one must do before coming to Abu Dhabi?
Real-time polymerase chain reaction test is a form of collecting a swab from the nose and throat and detecting the presence of antigen and virus in the body before antibodies or any form of symptoms are shown by the human body. This test can detect the virus at an early stage of infection and it will take at least 24 hours to get the test results. DPI test
The diffractive phase interferometry test uses a laser test to scan blood cells to look for signs of hemostasis and is believed to detect early stages of infection. The DPI test is faster than the RT-PCR and also cheaper if the test results can be delivered within 5 minutes.
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