Abu Dhabi reopened to international travellers on Christmas Eve and has completely cut out quarantine for passengers travelling from ‘Green’ list countries, which includes both Australia and New Zealand.
The UAE is once again welcoming international travellers, while continuing to implement rigorous health and safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the welfare of residents and visitors.
Travellers from around the world will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi… with conditions.
Countries have been divided into ‘green’ list and non-green list countries, with visitors travelling from the ‘green’ list of countries, allowed exemption from the quarantine requirement.
Travellers entering Abu Dhabi from destinations not on the ‘green’ list will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
All international travellers will be required to present a negative PCR test result received within 96 hours of their scheduled departure and take a second PCR test upon entering the UAE.
The second PCR test at the airport will turn around results in 90 minutes.
The Emirates’ constantly updates its travel process and evaluates guidelines on a regular basis to ensure that it maintains the highest global standards of health and safety for its residents and visitors.
H.E. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, said: “I am proud of the agility and innovation that DCT Abu Dhabi has shown this year as we have reimagined our approach to culture and tourism, to ensure we can welcome global travellers to our vibrant emirate while protecting the wellbeing of our community and tourists, which remains our top priority.”
“Abu Dhabi’s government and health authorities have put in place the highest possible safety standards, and its guidelines continue to be rigorous and effective, allowing us to welcome international travellers without compromising public health.
H.E Ali Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi
H.E Ali Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi said: “We have seen a tremendous response from our industry in ensuring compliance, proven by DCT’s pioneering Go Safe certification, which provides reassurance and peace of mind to residents, domestic tourists and international visitors alike.”
What’s the deal?
Current green countries include:
• Hong Kong
• New Zealand
• Saudi Arabia
The ‘green’ list countries will be updated every two weeks.
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Please note, as Australian Borders are currently still closed, there is a ban on all overseas travel unless you have been granted an exemption.
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