International Travellers Arriving In Abu Dhabi Required To Wear Quarantine Wristbands

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All international travellers arriving in the capital and intending to stay in the emirate, will be fitted with an electronic wristband until the completion of a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. 

This will be in accordance with the new regulations outlined by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

The free, medically-approved tag will be distributed to passengers arriving from all countries at any Abu Dhabi entry point. 

Once the traveller receives a negative PCR nasal swab test on the 12th day of quarantine, the tag will be removed at a medical facility on day 14 of the quarantine period. 

Passengers arriving in the country through Abu Dhabi but who will be heading to another emirate must undergo a PCR test within 96 hours of travel to the capital. 

On arrival, they will have to take a DPI laser test and if negative, will be required to sign a form stating their location and agreeing to abide by any regulations in place. 

Those who plan on staying in Abu Dhabi for a few days will still be fitted with the electronic wristband which will only be removed once they've completed the 14-day quarantine period. 

Authorities have advised passengers to plan their trips accordingly.  

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