Abu Dhabi updates Covid-19 testing and quarantine rules for vaccinated citizens and residents
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Abu Dhabi updates Covid-19 testing and quarantine rules for vaccinated citizens and residents

Abu Dhabi updates Covid-19 testing and quarantine rules for vaccinated citizens and residents

The new rules effective Monday, May 3, require vaccinated citizens and residents to show proof of their jabs on the Alhosn app

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has revised the rules regarding mandatory Covid-19 testing and home quarantine requirements for vaccinated arrivals who are either UAE citizens or residents of the emirate.

Effective Monday, May 3, vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green list’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and on day six, without the need to quarantine.

Vaccinated residents and citizens arriving from countries which are not on the green list must take a PCR test on arrival and quarantine for five days. They must take another PCR test on day four of their arrival to the UAE.

The new travel update applies to vaccinated UAE citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi who have received their second vaccine dose at least 28 days earlier, and with their vaccine report documented on the Alhosn app.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee which announced the new travel rules on Sunday added that non-vaccinated citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from the green list countries must take a PCR test on arrival. They do not need to quarantine, but must take two other PCR tests on days six and 12.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated citizens and residents arriving from countries not on the green list must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for ten days and repeat a PCR test on day eight.

As per the current green list issued by authorities in Abu Dhabi, effective April 25, it included 23 destinations. These included:

Australia

Bhutan

Brunei

China

Cuba

Greenland

Hong Kong (SAR)

Iceland

Israel

Japan

Mauritius

Morocco

New Zealand

Portugal

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

South Korea

Switzerland

Taiwan (ROC)

Tajikistan

United Kingdom

Uzbekistan

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