Abu Dhabi eliminates isolate rules for completely inoculated global travelers

  • Passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi will no longer be required to quarantine anymore, said UAE’s Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Committee. Travel procedures for citizens, residents and visitors entering Abu Dhabi from abroad, effective from Sunday, 5 September 2021, according to a statement issued today.
  • A negative PCR test remains a requirement to travel to the United Arab Emirates’ capital, it said.

PCR testing

However, before boarding a flight to Abu Dhabi, all travellers – whether or not they are vaccinated against COVID-19 – will have to present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure.
Vaccinated individuals who arrive from Green List destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and another test on Day 6 if they continue to stay in the emirate. The day of arrival counts as Day 1. When arriving from other destinations, they must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and further tests on Day 4 and Day 8 if they continue to stay in the emirate.

Unvaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi from Green List destinations, including those exempt from vaccination, must take a PCR test on arrival. They will not need to quarantine, but they must take follow-up PCR tests on Day 6 and Day 9,
On the other hand, travellers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and have arrived in Abu Dhabi from other destinations will have to quarantine for 10 days. They will also have to take a PCR test on arrival, and a follow-up PCR test on Day 9.
Earlier, in what came as a huge relief to Indians planning to return to Saudi Arabia after visiting India, UAE authorities announced that these people will not be asked to quarantine in a third country anymore under certain criteria.


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