UAE residents travelling with Etihad will now have to wear tracking wristbands
It has been announced by Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad that passengers travelling into the UAE will have to wear tracking wristbands during their 14-day quarantine.
In their announcement, it was confirmed a medically-approved tag will be given to travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi International airport after they clear immigration, whatever country they arriving from.
“On arrival into Abu Dhabi you must self-isolate for 14 days,” the airline’s statement said. “Self-isolation must take place at home and all arrivals will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for this duration.”
There are some people exempt from wearing the tracking device including those who suffer from chronic illnesses and those with diplomatic passports. In addition, those who are under 18 and over 60 will also be exempt. However, they must agree to self-isolate for 14 days by completing a form.
At present, only UAE citizens and residents are permitted to travel into Abu Dhabi by air.
Currently, it’s recommended that residents wishing to return to Abu Dhabi confirm their status via smartservices.ica.gov.ae prior to booking their flights.
Coinciding with the policy of the airlines and travelling into the UAE, passengers must test negative for COVID-19 prior to travel and another test PCR test will be completed upon arrival into the country.
All of these measures are a part of the strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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