New entry rules to AD, public facilities like cafes etc.

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 16 July 2021: Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved new entry requirements for Abu Dhabi from Monday 19 July, as part of proactive efforts to prevent Covid-19 variants and to ensure continuous testing.

The committee approved allowing entry to the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result and within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI result.

Those entering via PCR must take a PCR test on day four of entry for those staying for four days or more, and an additional test on day eight for those staying eight days or more.

Those entering via DPI must take a PCR test on day three of entry for those staying 48 hours or more, and an additional PCR test on day seven for those staying seven days or more.

A DPI test cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi consecutive times.

The procedures apply to all vaccinated and non-vaccinated citizens and residents.

Those failing to take the required tests are liable for fines.

AD updates operating capacity of multiple activities

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated the operating capacity of multiple activities in the emirate, effective from 18 July 2021.

Public beaches, public parks, private beaches and swimming pools, restaurants and cafes, gyms, gyms and spas in hotels, buses and public ferries are to operate at 50 per cent capacity.

Shopping malls are to operate at 40 per cent and cinemas at 30 per cent capacity. A maximum of three passengers may travel in a five-passenger taxi and four passengers in a seven-passenger taxi.

The decision is aligned with Abu Dhabi’s strategy to combat the pandemic, reinforcing the proactive and precautionary measures implemented by the emirate to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The committee called on community members to adhere to preventive measures, maintain physical distancing, and wear masks in public places to preserve public health gains.

National Sterilisation Programme from Monday 19 July

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced the launch the National Sterilisation Programme, starting from Monday 19 July, as part of efforts to protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Sterilisation will take place daily between midnight and 5am. During these hours, the movement of traffic and the public will be restricted and there will be no transportation services.

The public must stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, or to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine.

To apply for a movement permit in Abu Dhabi emirate, visit www.adpolice.gov.ae.

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