All international travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be quarantined when they enter Abu Dhabi starting 5 September, according to Abu Dhabi’s government media office. However, a negative PCR test remains a requirement to enter Abu Dhabi.
It remains compulsory for travellers to take a PCR test before flying, upon arrival and on day 6 for those from green list destinations, or on day 4 and 8 for those from non-green-list countries.
This announcement comes amidst a stable and tightly controlled Covid-19 situation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which comprises seven emirates including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There have been zero Covid-related deaths on record for the first time since November 14.
The UAE has approved Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and no booster doses are required. The only exception is the Sinopharm vaccine.
Travellers must present a negative PCR test result at least within 48 hours of departure. A PCR test is mandatory for all travellers upon arrival into Abu Dhabi.
Vaccinated citizens, residents and travellers arriving from green list destinations must take a PCR test on day 6 if they are staying in the UAE. No quarantine is required.
Travellers from non-green-list destinations must take PCR tests on days 4 and 8 if they are staying in the UAE. No quarantine is required.
Unvaccinated citizens, residents and travellers, including those exempt from vaccination, arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take PCR tests on days 6 and 9. No quarantine is required.
Unvaccinated citizens, residents and travellers arriving from non-green-list destinations must be quarantined for 10 days and take another PCR test on day 9.