Covid 19: UAE Slashes PCR Test Price To AED 85 From AED 150

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by Yogita Chainani
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The world is slowly reviving from the wrath of the covid-19 pandemic. Many countries have now made it mandatory for passengers to have a negative test certificate for entering the country. And when it comes to tests, RT PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the most common and widely accepted test across the world. The pricing for the same differs from country to country. The UAE initially priced the test for AED 370. However, the rates for the same, have been slashed time and again. And now Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) announced on Saturday night that the price of PCR swab tests has further reduced in the UAE. Read on to know more.

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The New PCR Test Price Comes Into Effect Immediately 

Effective immediately, tests for Covid-19 at all Seha testing centres will now cost AED85. For the pricing, the pricing of the test has been reducing in the country for a while now. The first price drop took place in September, wherein the rates were reduced from AED 370 to AED 250. Post that, the price was reduced further bringing the cap to AED 180 to AED 150. And now the new price is AED 85, which makes testing more accessible, especially for those who require frequent testing.

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Abu Dhabi Updates Covid-19 Entry Rules For Travellers And Citizens

Meanwhile, besides the pricing, Abu Dhabi has also updated its entry rules recently. As per the new rules, all residents and residents and citizens entering Abu Dhabi will now have to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR or DPI result taken 48 hours before entering the emirate.

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Initially, travellers were required to take a second PCR test on the sixth day of their visit- however, that rule has changed too. Now the travellers will have to take a second test after four days in Abu Dhabi and a third test on the eighth day in the emirate. The authorities are quite serious about these tests and have announced that people who fail to take the test on the fourth and eight days will be liable for fines.

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