Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday (13 June 2021) announced the updated green list of courtiers for travel.
The latest updated list includes 28 different countries, this time Abu Dhabi adds Malta and leaves out India, United Kingdom, and Tajikistan.
All the passengers arriving from ‘Green List’ countries will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will only be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.
Abu Dhabi – Green List Countries
You won’t need to quarantine if you’re traveling on a direct flight to Abu Dhabi from any of the countries below.
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Taiwan, Province of China
- United States of America
Do you need to quarantine in Abu Dhabi?
You won’t need to quarantine if you’re traveling on a direct flight from a Green list country, or travel corridor country if you have been fully vaccinated.
For flights from all other destinations, you will be required to quarantine for up to 10 days depending on your vaccination status, and wear a medically approved wristband.
If you are traveling from a country that the UAE authorities deem to be high-risk, you will be subject to quarantine at a government facility.
If you are travelling to UAE on tourist visa;
- Travelers from green list country
- No Quarantine
- Covid-19 Test on arrival, day six and day 12
- All other destinations
- 10 days quarantine
- Test on arrival, day six and day 12
UAE National or Resident;
- Vaccinated Travelers (final dose received at least 28 days before travel)
- Green list country: No quarantine and Test on arrival and day six
- Travel corridor country: No quarantine and Test on arrival and day six
- All other destinations: Five days quarantine and Test on arrival and day four
- Not vaccinated Travelers
- Green list country: No quarantine and Test on arrival, day six and day 12
- Travel corridor country: 10 days quarantine and Test on arrival and day eight
- All other destinations: 10 days quarantine and Test on arrival and day eight
Abu Dhabi is also planning to end quarantine for all international arrivals starting from July 1.
“It will be similar to the Dubai system – the PCR protocol will be different from high-risk to low-risk destinations,” said Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing, DCT Abu Dhabi. “Quarantine will not be an option,” he further added.