The UAE has removed PCR test rules for fully vaccinated passengers. Now fully vaccinated passengers will only need to show proof of their vaccination with a readable QR code. However, unvaccinated passengers must still undergo an RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or a COVID recovery certificate within a month of the date of travel. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi has also scrapped its green list system and removed quarantine for all international travellers.
RT-PCR Report Was Made Mandatory For All Travellers
Earlier, all passengers had to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained no more than 48 hours before departure. They were also subject to additional testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. All travellers travelling from destinations on the green list were free from necessary quarantine measures upon arrival in the Emirate.
Abu Dhabi Updated The ‘Green List’ Of Countries On A Regular Basis
The ‘Green List,’ according to Abu Dhabi’s department of culture and tourism, were updated on a regular basis based on international advancements in the COVID-19 epidemic. They further emphasised that the new green list only allows passengers to enter if their inbound travel origin is one of the nations listed, not if they are citizens of one of the countries included.
No PCR Test For Vaccinated Citizens Returning To Qatar
Meanwhile, Qatar has also relaxed its travel guidelines. Vaccinated citizens returning to Qatar will no longer require an RT-PCR test. However, unvaccinated residents travelling from any other country will have to get a test done upon entry. The new policy comes into effect from February 28 at 7 pm local Qatar time.