Abu Dhabi: PCR test mandatory for visa medical screening

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Abu Dhabi has made it mandatory for residents to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before undergoing medical screenings for visa applications.

The new rule comes into effect from Monday, June 7.

It's applicable to individuals applying for new visas and also for renewals.

According to the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), all applicants must carry a negative test report with 72-hour validity while visiting the screening centres.

The result must be presented through the Al Hosn application.

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