The UAE government have revealed over the weekend that from Sunday 19th September visitors to Abu Dhabi from other Emirates will no longer be required to take a PCR test before entering.
Officials said the decision was made after the recent drop in cases in Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a whole with positive cases down below 600 daily. Just 0.2 per cent of those tested last week were found to have the virus.
“The decision follows the announcement of a decreased Covid-19 infection rate in the emirate of 0.2 per cent of total tests and the activation of the green pass system to enter some public places,” Abu Dhabi’s Government Media Office said.
“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.”
Separately, those coming from abroad to the capital will no longer have to wear a tracker wristband, unless they test positive for the virus.
It comes as the UAE government announced that 80 per cent of the population are now vaccinated against COVID-19.