Planning a staycation in Abu Dhabi anytime soon? You might want to hold off.
The Abu Dhabi movement ban has been extended by a further week, according to local authorities. The ban was put into place on June 2 and was due to end today (June 9), but will be implemented for at least another seven days in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
As reported by Arabian Business, travel to and from Abu Dhabi – including between major cities Al Ain and Al Dhafra – is still restricted for all residents including UAE nationals.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19
Pandemic, in collaboration with @ADPoliceHQ and @DoHSocial, have announced that the Abu Dhabi movement ban is to be extended by one week, starting tomorrow, Tuesday 9 June. pic.twitter.com/FqM678SNBX— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) June 8, 2020
Permits are available for exempted categories which includes employees of vital sectors, transportation of necessary goods and patients visiting hospitals.
Free movement within the emirate is permitted between 6:00 – 22:00 with restaurants and malls operating at 40% capacity.
Residents between the ages of 12-60 are allowed to engage in outdoor sports (cricket, cycling, horse riding, golf, racquet sports and sailing) within Abu Dhabi, providing it’s being done in an open space.
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