| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Abu Dhabi to remove COVID-19 testing requirement at border starting Sep. 19

Abu Dhabi has revealed that it will remove the requirement to get tested for COVID-19 before entering the emirate starting September 19, Emirates News Agency WAM reported on Saturday.

The decision comes after the UAE announced a drop to 0.2 percent infection rate last week.

“The committee will continue to monitor infection rates and urges all citizens, residents and visitors to continue adhering to precautionary measures to protect public health and safety, maintain successes and advance the nation’s sustainable recovery,” Abu Dhabi’s Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee stated in a post on Twitter.

The United Arab Emirates has inoculated around 80 percent of its population so far.

The country reported a new drop in daily Covid-191 infections on Friday with 521 cases.

Total diagnosed cases since the pandemic’s onset now sit at 731,828 and total recoveries are at 723,337.

The UAE has been leading the way in inoculating its population against the virus, with over 19 million doses already administered.

  • alarabiya