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Abu Dhabi has eased several restrictions and has updated the PCR testing rules for travellers flying to the emirate. As per the latest directives, passengers no longer need to take a PCR test on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The scrapping of on-arrival PCR testing at the UAE’s capital will ensure the ease of travel to and from Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Inbound passengers who wish to take a PCR test on arrival can do so for AED 40 at the airport testing kiosks.

The UAE had earlier scrapped pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated individuals and removed quarantine measures for all arrivals.

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Unvaccinated passengers to Abu Dhabi will still need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. A COVID recovery certificate with a QR code dated within 30 days of departure will also be accepted.

Passengers in transit at Abu Dhabi International Airport will not need a PCR test unless required by their end destination. Travellers who do need to undergo a PCR test while in transit can pay USD 50 (AED 183) for their test before checking in for flights to Abu Dhabi.

The easing of COVID-19 safety rules in Abu Dhabi was a result of the sharp decline in daily infections below the 400-mark this month. However, a ‘green pass’ on the Al Hosn health app is still a mandate to enter several public places in Abu Dhabi, including restaurants, cafes, museums and other tourist attractions.