Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi allows leaving emirate without a permit, entry requires one

Emirati security forces man at a checkpoint at the entrance of Abu Dhabi on June 2, 2020. (AFP)

Citizens and residents of the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi will be allowed to leave the emirate without needing a permit, but entry back to the emirate will require a permit obtained from the police and precautionary coronavirus measures will apply, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Tuesday.

The emirate had initially banned movement in and out of it, as well as between the regions of Abu Dhabi, starting from June 2, as part of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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Abu Dhabi extended the movement restrictions for another week on June 9, and for another week starting June 16.

Now people can exit Abu Dhabi without needing a permit, and those who which to enter the emirate can do so after obtaining a permit (which can be applied for here: https://es.adpolice.gov.ae/en/movepermit).

Movement between Abu Dhabi’s regions, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra is allowed given that the individual obtains a permit.

However, movement of workers remains restricted within the aforementioned regions and their entry to and exit from the emirate remains prohibited.

There are 42,982 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UAE, 28,861 recovered COVID-19 patients, and the death toll stands at 293 fatalities as of Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 KSA 07:17 - GMT 04:17
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