Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, removes US, Italy and Israel
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Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, removes US, Italy and Israel

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, removes US, Italy and Israel

The green list now includes 28 countries

Abu Dhabi has updated its ‘green list’ of destinations to 28 in total, according to the latest update issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT).

Effective from 2pm UAE local time on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, a total of three countries have been added to the list, including: Malta, Republic of Ireland and Sweden.

Meanwhile, six countries have been removed from the list, including: Armenia, Austria, Israel, Italy, Maldives and the US.

The previous update included 31 countries in the green list. The list applies to countries that travellers are arriving from, rather than citizenship.

Read: Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, adds Bahrain, Maldives and Poland among other countries

The updated green list is as follows:

Updated ‘green list’
Albania
Australia
Bahrain
Belgium
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Hong Kong (SAR)
Hungary
Malta
Mauritius
Moldova
New Zealand
Poland
Republic of Ireland
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Korea
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan, Province of China
Ukraine

Earlier this week, the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee updated travel procedures for UAE citizens and residents as well as visitors entering Abu Dhabi from abroad. Vaccinated travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and take a PCR test on day 6. When arriving from other destinations, they must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6.

The protocol applies to fully vaccinated UAE citizens and residents as well as visitors who have documented their inoculation on the Alhosn app.

Unvaccinated citizens, residents and visitors arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and take PCR tests on days 6 and 9. When arriving from other destinations, they must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day 9.

Read: Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad

Travel corridors
Meanwhile, fully vaccinated travellers (final dose received at least 28 days before travel) will also not be required to quarantine when travelling between Abu Dhabi and the following countries:

  • Bahrain
  • Greece
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles

Countries, regions, and territories included within the ‘green list’ will be regularly updated based on international developments.

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