Abu Dhabi International Airport Launches Free RT-PCR Testing

by Yogita Chainani
Abu Dhabi International Airport Launches Free RT-PCR Testing

Abu Dhabi airport launches free RT-PCR testing for all the passengers arriving at the International airport. However, this new scheme will not apply to transit passengers. And the best part about this new scheme is that travellers will be able to receive their results in just 90 minutes as opposed to the standard 24-48 hours. Read on to know more about this.

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Free Covid Testing At Abu Dhabi Airport Is Available 24 Hours A Day For All Seven Days

The covid testing at Abu Dhabi International Airport is available 24 hours a day for all seven days. For the same more than 190 members have been employed, and they will perform more than 20,000 tests per day. In terms of the results, they will be shared via SMS and WhatsApp and will also be available on the Al Hosn App. Passengers can leave the airport once they receive the results.

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The passengers who test positive will have to wear an electronic wristband and isolate for ten days. Post that, they will have to take a retest once the quarantine is complete. The new rapid testing scheme is a part of Abu Dhabi’s ongoing efforts to make air travel safe again.

The Captial Updates Green List, 13 Countries Can Travel To The UAE Without Having To Quarantine

On this, Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said,

“The new rapid testing facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport, developed in partnership with many of our stakeholders, will not only enable passengers to confidently travel to Abu Dhabi but significantly enhance the efficiency of our operations while supporting global efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

Abu Dhabi PCR test
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Well, besides this, the capital has updated its green list. Now 13 countries can travel to the UAE without having to quarantine. Passengers travelling from countries not on the list will need to self-isolate for ten days and will also need to be fitted with a quarantine wristband – this can be done at the PCR testing tent that’s attached to the airport.