Abu Dhabi, the capital emirate of the United Arab Emirates/UAE which has the current requirement for travelers to quarantine for 10 days is now having a plan to change the rule to end quarantine for all international arrivals starting from July 1, 2021 onwards.
“It will be similar to the Dubai system – the PCR protocol will be different from high-risk to low-risk destinations,” mentioned Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing, DCT Abu Dhabi.
“Quarantine will not be an option,” he added.
Currently, all vaccinated travelers arriving from ‘Green List’ countries to Abu Dhabi(UAE) must take an RT-PCR test on arrival and day 6, without the requirement to quarantine themselves.
Vaccinated travelers arriving from other countries which are not included in the ‘Green List’ must take an RT-PCR test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and take another RT-PCR test, and quarantine for up to 14 days.
Al Shaiba also claimed, “We are also announcing an extended green list – this green list will cover a majority of the markets that we are tapping into.”
“Hopefully, by the first of July, everybody will be allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi” Al Shaiba mentioned.
Green List countries of Abu Dhabi are as listed below :
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Taiwan (ROC)
- United Kingdom