Abu Dhabi Updates Green List, Announced New Quarantine Rules For Travelers Effective Sep 5


Abu Dhabi has updated its green list of countries and destinations from which travelers can enter the emirate without needing to quarantine on arrival.

In the most extensive changes since the green list started, 22 new destinations have been added in the recent updates.

The most popular holiday hot spot the Maldives returns to the list after being removed earlier in August, which will be good news for those planning a visit to the Indian Ocean island destination.

Also, other popular holiday destinations on the list are Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, Japan, and Portugal.


Greece, which is currently in a vaccine corridor with the UAE, has been added to the green list, meaning unvaccinated travelers returning from the Mediterranean destination can now also avoid isolation.

Abu Dhabi Green List

Below is the full list of ‘green’ countries, regions, and territories that you can travel from if planning a trip to Abu Dhabi:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, Province of China
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine

(Please note that this list is subject to change based on global COVID-19 developments. * List effective from 1 September 2021 – 12:01 AM UAE time.)


New Quarantine Rules From September 5

Starting today, Sunday, 5 September 2021 Abu Dhabi removes the need to quarantine for all vaccinated travelers arriving into Abu Dhabi from all international destinations.


However, all travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, must present a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of departure.

Vaccinated citizens, residents, and visitors arriving from green destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and another test on day 6 if staying in the emirate. When arriving from other destinations they must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and further tests on days 4 and 8, if staying in the emirate.

Unvaccinated citizens, residents, and visitors, including those exempt from vaccination, arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival, without the need to quarantine, and take PCR tests on days 6 and 9.

When arriving from other destinations, unvaccinated citizens, residents, and visitors must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days, and take another PCR test on day 9.


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