Abu Dhabi opens up to Australian and New Zealand quarantine free arrivals

Abu Dhabi has announced an update to its quarantine free ‘Green List’ countries, effective Friday 9 November 2021. The good news? Australia, New Zealand, UK and Europe all feature.

Abu Dhabi has announced an update to its quarantine free ‘Green List’ countries, effective Friday 9 November 2021. The good news? Australia, New Zealand, UK and Europe all feature.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a further update to the ‘Green List’ of countries for inbound travel into Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, as it supports the easing of travel restrictions whilst maintaining safety protocols.

82 countries are now on the ‘Green List’, including Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Greece and Portugal.

All travellers arriving from the updated ‘Green List’ of destinations (vaccinated and unvaccinated) will be exempt from quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi.

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Etihad Airways takes off from Abu Dhabi International Airport

Travellers will be required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, valid for a maximum of 48 hours before departure and undergo a PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Vaccinated passengers from the updated ‘Green List’ will take another PCR test on day 6 (the day of their arrival into Abu Dhabi counts as day 1).

Unvaccinated travellers arriving from ‘Green List’ countries will also take a PCR test on days 6 and 9.   

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Lady in Mosque

DCT Abu Dhabi says countries, regions and territories included on the ‘Green List’ will be regularly updated based on international developments.

Inclusion on the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety protocols for travel, ensuring and prioritising the well-being of the UAE community. 

The countries mentioned on the ‘Green List’ refers to the departure point of travel, not the citizenship of the passenger.

Click here for more information about the ‘Green List’.