Abu Dhabi is easing movement restrictions for residents

These changes will be taking place starting tomorrow
Abu Dhabi is easing movement restrictions for residents

As of Tuesday 2 June, traveling in and out of Abu Dhabi, and within the emirate's regions, will be restricted for a week to reduce the spread of Covid-19. This includes travel between Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. 

The Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and DOH have announced that this will enhance the effectiveness of the National Screening Programme and reduce the spread of Covid-19. The ban includes all residents, as well as UAE nationals, and exemptions are available via special permits. 

The Abu Dhabi Media Office stated that 'this step aims to enhance the effectiveness of the National Screening Programme, in line with a series of precautionary and preventative measures being taken to reduce contact, curb the spread of Covid-19, and protect the health and safety of all community members.'

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi's stay-home order remains between 10pm to 6am. This announcement was revealed yesterday along with some restrictions being eased in the captial in terms of tourist attractions re-opening.  

Museums, hotel restaurants, and hotel beaches will be opening to the public once more as long as the customers do not exceed 40 per cent of the venue's capacity. However public beaches are still closed. 

As of 23 June, all residents of the Abu Dhabi emirate may now move between Abu Dhabi’s regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Al Dhafra), but the border to Dubai will remain closed. It was decided that exiting the Emirate may continue without a permit, however the entry of workers to Abu Dhabi is still prohibited. This news came after promising indicators in the number of cases found in Covid-19 tests.