By Staff writer
Travel in and out of the emirate of Abu Dhabi is currently banned until June 9
Abu Dhabi Police have set up 12 checkpoints at different entrances to the UAE capital as part of the week-long ban on people travelling in or out of the emirate.
Travel restrictions came into effect on Tuesday, including between major cities Al Ain and Al Dhafra, as part of efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Residents are free to travel within their regions but are forbidden from leaving them or visiting other emirates.
The lockdown measures were announced by the Committee for the Management of Emergencies, Crises and Disasters in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police and the Health Department – Abu Dhabi.
Residents who need to move outside the cities, which has been stressed must be done under exceptional circumstances only, must apply for a move permit from the Abu Dhabi Police website.
However, it has been revealed that move permits are not required for people travelling to the airport – residents only need to show tickets and their passport to officers at the checkpoint.