Abu Dhabi has updated guidelines for international travellers to the capital amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the new travel guideline, all residents and visitors entering Abu Dhabi must disclose their date of entry into the country at all ports and designated checkpoints.
In a tweet released on Monday morning, Abu Dhabi Media Office stated: “The #AbuDhabi Crisis, Emergency and Disasters Committee requires international travellers to Abu Dhabi to disclose date of entry into the country at check points designated for international travellers at all ports, and to adhere to approved quarantine guidelines.”
The Committee also added that violation of the procedures “will result in penalties and fines, as outlined by the Attorney General.”
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.