UAE-ites Now Need Al Hosn App To Cross Abu Dhabi Border, SMS No Longer Accepted

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by Yogita Chainani
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In a bid to curb the sharp rise in the covid cases, UAE’s capital- Abu Dhabi has now updated its entry requirements for crossing the border. As per the latest update, people showing a negative test at the border will have to show them on the Al Hosn app. The update means that text message or certificates will no longer be accepted.

Al Hosn App Is Available For Free Download On Both Apple And Android Devices

Al Hosn App is available for free download on both iOS and Android devices. The app helps to provide real-time data on testing in the UAE. The best feature about this app is that after you get the test done, the results will be updated on the app as soon as they are ready.

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The update has been announced by Abu Dhabi police. And they are now asking citizens to use the app instead of text messages or certificates. In terms of covid-19 tests, at present, everyone entering the capital will have to present a negative test taken in the past 48 hours. Besides this, people entering Abu Dhabi will also have to take a second and third PCR test on the fourth and eighth days in the emirate.

Vaccinated Residents Need To Have An Active Icon On The App 

However, if you are entering Abu Dhabi with a negative DPI test, you’ll need to take a PCR test on day three and seven in the emirate. And if you miss on the testing, you have to pay hefty fines for the same.

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People who have already taken a covid-19 vaccine will be exempted from the testing, but they have to make sure to have an active icon on the Al Hosn Application. For tourists, passengers travelling from the green list countries will have to take a PCR test on arrival and again on day six in the country quarantine-free.

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Besides this, travellers arriving from non-green list countries will have to quarantine for ten days and get a PCR test on day eight to end quarantine on day ten. So if you are planning to travel to Abu Dhabi soon, keep these things in mind.

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