Abu Dhabi: Free PCR test for all arrivals at airport

A new free rapid PCR Covid testing facility has been launched at the Abu Dhabi International Airport for all incoming passengers. The region’s first in-airport laboratory gives results in approximately 90 minutes, which is among the fastest in the world, the Government of Abu Dhabi Media Office said.

“With the capacity to test 20,000 travellers a day, the laboratory will facilitate air travel procedures and support quarantine measures,” the media office said.

Travellers to Abu Dhabi need to take a Covid-19 PCR no more than 96 hours before departure. A print-out of the negative test results is required for check-in. All passengers landing at the airport will undergo an additional PCR test.

All passengers arriving at the airport through terminals 1 and 3 will be tested at the facility. Results will be shared by SMS and WhatsApp, and will be available on the Alhosn mobile application.

The 4,000-square metre facility will operate around the clock with up to 190 staff.

Passengers who receive a negative PCR test and are from the list of ‘green’ countries will not have to quarantine. All others will need to self-isolate for 10 days, and wear a quarantine wristband fitted at the PCR testing tent attached to the airport.


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