If you have been eagerly waiting for an international trip, you can add one more destination to your list apart from Maldives, Dubai, Serbia, and the likes. Abu Dhabi has opened up for visitors and fully vaccinated passengers will no longer have to quarantine starting September 5. That said, there are other rules in place to travel to Abu Dhabi right now and here’s everything you need to know!
What Are The Testing Requirements To Visit Abu Dhabi?
All passengers must carry a negative RT-PCR test report with the test done within 48 hours prior to departure. All travellers must also undergo an RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers arriving from green list countries must undergo another test on day 6 and those arriving from non-green list countries must undergo a test on day 4. Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi will not have to quarantine during the testing period.
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What Are The Rules For Unvaccinated Travellers?
Unvaccinated visitors travelling to Abu Dhabi from green list countries must take further PCR tests on days 6 and 9, without the need to quarantine. However, unvaccinated visitors from other destinations must quarantine for 10 days and undergo another RT-PCR test on day 9. The announcement comes as the United Arab Emirates recorded zero Covid-related deaths for the first time since November 14. Etihad Announces Visa On Arrival In Abu Dhabi For Travellers From 70 Countries.
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Al Wathba Lake is a serene and picturesque place to spend the afternoon with loved ones on a picnic or camping the night away 🌇.
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— Visit Abu Dhabi (@VisitAbuDhabi) August 23, 2021
Are There Any Testing Rules To Travel Within UAE?
UAE has also started issuing visas to fully vaccinated tourists before the Expo 2020 trade fair. Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, has been more careful and opening up its avenues slowly. They have imposed strict restrictions and even travellers from within the UAE must carry a negative test report to enter the emirate.
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Did you know that the Etihad Towers are 277m high?
Views from this stunning Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers are breathtaking!
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— Visit Abu Dhabi (@VisitAbuDhabi) August 21, 2021
What came as a huge relief to Indians earlier was the fact that they will not be asked to quarantine in a third country. A tweet from the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia said that the relaxation is only for Indian nationals who have travelled to India after being fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia.