Abu Dhabi Launches Wristbands To Track Passengers During 14-Day Home Quarantine

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by Yogita Chainani
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Abu Dhabi has updated its rules for travellers amid the covid-19 pandemic. Passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi now have to wear a tracking wristband during the mandatory 14-day home quarantine due to Covid-19. Authorities at Abu Dhabi International Airport are giving out the medically-approved tag to passengers arriving from all the countries. The passengers do not have to pay for these wristbands. 

All The Passengers Have To Self-Isolate Themselves At Home For 14 Days

As per the new guidelines, on their arrival passengers have to self-isolate themselves for 14 days. Self-isolation must take place at home, and they will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration. The wristband will be made available to the passengers after they clear immigration. However, the rules are slightly different for some people. 

According to the rules, if you are holding a diplomatic passport or are under the age of 18 or over the age of 60, you don’t need to wear the wristband. The same rule also applies to people suffering from a chronic disease. Travellers who are arriving from a high-risk country will have to quarantine at a government facility.

Etihad Airways have also told their passengers to fill out a complete form agreeing to self-isolate and do everything they can to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the UAE. 

Passengers Also Have To Undergo Thermal Screening And Covid-19 PCR Testing At Abu Dhabi Airport

“We recommend you complete this form in advance of your trip,” said the airline.

All passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi have to undergo thermal screening and Covid-19 PCR testing at Abu Dhabi airport. Children under the age of 12 need not take the tests. It is also necessary to have a Covid-19 PCR test before you fly with Etihad Airways. 

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As per the guidelines issued by Etihad Airways, passengers must take the test 96 hours before the flight departure time at any government accredited medical facility. Timings will differ if you are flying from China and other select destinations. Guests departing Pakistan and India must use an Etihad approved medical facility. It may vary by destination; hence the passengers must check before they fly.

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