UK removed From Abu Dhabi’s Green List; Mandatory Quarantine For Travellers From Britain

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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In a recent announcement, Abu Dhabi’s government official announced that the capital will end quarantine for all international travellers from 1 July. Abu Dhabi earlier announced that travellers arriving from destinations which are not on the ‘green list’ must quarantine for five days. And now, Abu Dhabi has removed the UK and Tajikistan from its green list. Travellers arriving from the UK are now required to quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. On the flip side, Malta was added to Abu Dhabi’s green list. This means, passengers arriving from Malta will not have to quarantine on arrival in the capital. Abu Dhabi’s green list was updated on 13 June, adding one new destination and removing two.

Also read: Abu Dhabi Reports ZERO Covid-19 Deaths Among Vaccinated Individuals

Vaccinated Travellers Must Take A PCR Test On The 6th Day

While vaccinated travellers arriving from the green list countries do not need to home quarantine, they must take a PCR test on arrival and on day 6. Vaccinated travellers arriving from all other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 5 days, and take another PCR test on day 4.

The new rule applies to all vaccinated UAE citizens and Abu Dhabi residents who have taken the second dose at least 28 days prior to travel. All vaccination details must be documented in the vaccine report on Al Hosn app.

On the other hand, non-vaccinated citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival. However, travellers can skip quarantine, as well as two other PCR tests on days 6 and 12. Non-vaccinated citizens and residents arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day 8.

Abu Dhabi’s green list currently has 28 countries and destinations. Travellers from these countries can fly to the UAE without the need to self-isolate. Passengers arriving from these destinations need only to undergo PCR testing on arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Also read: Abu Dhabi Ranks As Top City In The World For Handling Covid-19 Pandemic

All The Countries On Abu Dhabi’s Green List

Australia
Azerbaijan
Bhutan
Brunei
China
Cuba
Germany
Greenland
Hong Kong (SAR)
Iceland
Israel
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Malta
Mauritius
Moldova
Morocco
New Zealand
Portugal
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan, Province of China
US
Uzbekistan

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