Entering Abu Dhabi: DPI test results no longer require a prior PCR test

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Abu Dhabi’s Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee has recently updated its rules for residents and visitors before they’re able to enter the capital. 

Starting September 5, residents and visitors can enter the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR or DPI test result. 

DPI test results, however, no longer require a prior PCR test. 

Previously, people had to undergo both tests in order to enter the capital. 

A PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test includes a nasal swab and used to amplify the DNA sample and then detect specific antigens. 

Meanwhile, DPI (Diffractive Phase Interferometry) test is a laser-based test that uses blood samples to examine the virus. 

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