Abu Dhabi Opens Travel Without Quarantine From 29 Countries

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Abu Dhabi Opens Travel Without Quarantine From 29 Countries

Abu Dhabi Opens Travel Without Quarantine From 29 Countries. Abu Dhabi, the capital emirate of the United Arab Emirates has recently provided an update on its green listed countries for travel. There are around 29 countries and all the passengers arriving from these ‘Green List’ countries will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will only be required to undergo RT-PCR COVID 19 Test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Abu Dhabi – Green List Countries And Travel Corridors

There is no need to quarantine if you are visiting Abu Dhabi from any of the countries listed below. 

  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Germany
  • Greenland
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan (ROC)
  • Tajikistan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan

Travel Corridors

If you have been fully vaccinated with 2 doses of approved vaccines against COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine when you travel between the UAE.

Travel corridors countries are :

  • Bahrain
  • Greece
  • Seychelles 

Do you need to quarantine in Abu Dhabi?

There is no need of quarantine if you are visiting from green listed countries or via travel corridors if you are vaccinated completely.

For travellers from all other countries, they will be required to quarantine for up to 10 days depending on the vaccination status from time to time.

Those who are visiting UAE from high risk countries will be sent for mandatory quarantine in a government facility.

Conditions for travellers to UAE on tourist visa;

  • Travelers from green list country
    • No Quarantine
    • RT-PCR Test on arrival, day six and day 12
  • All other destinations
    • 10 days quarantine
    • RT-PCR 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 planning to end the quarantine rule for all international arrivals starting July 1, 2021.

“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.

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