Travel and Stay Safe (COVID-19 Update from Abu Dhabi)

The UAE has resumed most of its transportation options, including the re-opening of borders and airport operations. The country has been issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to COVID-19. Some entry measures are now relaxed, but enhanced screening and quarantine are still applicable to travelers. Tourist visas are being issued in all Emirates. More so, visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road as long as they can present a negative laser blood test or negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours.

While it may not be the safest time to spend time out of your home, many have unavoidable commitments they have to meet. Securing a monthly car rental is one of the best ways to minimize exposure to the virus. It allows you to practice self-isolation, decreasing your chances of contracting COVID-19 compared to taking the public bus or metro. Rental companies in Abu Dhabi are following stricter cleaning and sanitation guidelines set by the government. Thus, when you make a booking, expect a vehicle that is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

If you’re planning to rent a car, make sure to follow these precautions:

Limit your driving

Plan your destinations ahead of time and limit your stops. The higher the number of places you visit, the higher the probability of social interaction. Avoid stopping at multiple locations or shops. Wear your mask when getting out of your car and bring gloves as a safety precaution if you need to stop by a public restroom.

Limit the passengers

The risk of getting infected also increases with the number of passengers. Vans and buses are more likely to carry infections compared to a car for rent. Try to limit your passengers as much as possible and have possible passengers sitting at the back to minimize transmission risk. It is recommended to travel only with family members or the people you’re living with.

Carry cleaning agents at all times

Cleaning your hands is a simple but effective way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Ideally, it would help if you always wash your hands with soap and water. Since it’s not always accessible when traveling, it’s best to keep an alcohol-based sanitizer in your car. Use it every time you get out of the car and touch a foreign object.

Disinfect your car regularly

After a day of traveling, it is important to disinfect the car to get rid of its accumulated pathogens. Doing so will make it safer to use the next day. Clean the areas and sections touched very frequently, such as the door handle, steering wheel, seatbelt, gear shifter, and dashboard. You can wash the car’s exterior with soap and water. Or, use disinfectant wipes that contain at least 70% isopropyl alcohol on high-touch areas.

When looking for an Abu Dhabi car rental, make sure to look for a company that has modified its rental process to be safer for clients. EuroStar Rent A Car UAE, have strict regulations for cleaning and sanitizing their vehicles. The safety of their customers and coworkers remains their top priority. Book a short term or long term rental online or contact us at 600 587004 today!