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Abu Dhabi extends movement ban by one week

Exemptions are available by special permit from Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi extends movement ban by one week

Movement ban applies to all Abu Dhabi residents, including UAE Nationals.

The movement ban currently in place in Abu Dhabi has been extended by one week, according to local authorities. 

Travel to and from Abu Dhabi, including between major cities Al Ain and Al Dhafra, was banned for a week from June 2, which was due to expire today (Tuesday). 

The ban, which applies to citizens and residents, has now been extended for a further seven days, as authorities in the region look to reduce contact and curb the spread of Covid-19. 

Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals, and the transportation of necessary goods. 

Visit the Abu Dhabi Police website to apply for a permit.

Movement within each region is allowed between 6am and 10pm, with malls and restaurants allowed to operate at 40 percent capacity. Individual outdoor sports practiced in open spaces, such as horse riding, cricket, cycling, golf, sailing and racquet sports, are also allowed for people aged 12-60.

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