Visitors need the side effects of PCR or DPI that will work for 48 hours.
Dubai: Abu Dhabi renewed its tourist and citizens policy on Friday. The move is in line with emirate’s efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 26 million people worldwide.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced that from Saturday, September 5, residents and visitors can enter Abu Dhabi within 48 hours for adverse PCR or DPI test results.
The results of the DPI test no longer require previous PCR testing.
What is this test?
The PCR test, short for Polymerase Chain Reaction, was performed using a nasal swab and used to amplify a DNA sample and detect certain antigens.
On the other hand, DPI (Diffractive Phase Interferometry) tests, a laser test that uses blood samples to test for the virus. It allows health authorities to perform major tests in a matter of seconds.
Earlier, a person had to undergo both tests in order to be allowed to enter Abu Dhabi.
When you need more testing
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Emergency and Disaster Committee also said that citizens and visitors entering and staying for more than six consecutive days within Abu Dhabi should now take a PCR test on the sixth day of each visit, health and public safety.