Abu Dhabi expands 'green list' of countries that do not require quarantine
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Abu Dhabi expands ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantine

Abu Dhabi expands ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantine

Bahrain is the latest to be added to the list, which also includes other Gulf countries

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Passengers arriving from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi will no longer be required to quarantine for 10 days.

Abu Dhabi has expanded its list of ‘green’ countries, from where incoming travellers do not require to quarantine.

The total number of countries, regions and territories on the list has now increased to 18, according to the latest update by Abu Dhabi’s tourism authority on January 16.

Along with Bahrain, other Gulf countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait have also been added to the original list.

The full list of ‘green’ countries, regions and territories now includes:

Bahrain
Brunei
China
Hong Kong (SAR)
Isle of Man
Kuwait
Macao (SAR)
Mauritius
Mongolia
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Oman
Qatar
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
St. Kitts and Nevis
Taipei
Thailand

The authority confirmed that the list is subject to change based on global Covid-19 developments.

Abu Dhabi reopened to international tourists on December 24, 2020. All visitors must present a negative PCR test result and take a second PCR test upon entering the capital.

On Sunday, the emirate announced that those arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and on day six, without the need to quarantine.

Those arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take a second PCR test on day eight.

If in contact with a positive case, they must quarantine for five days and take a PCR test on day four. If the result is negative, the quarantine can end.

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