Abu Dhabi adds 22 countries to 'Green List'

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Oman, Qatar and Maldives are among 22 countries that have been added to Abu Dhabi's quarantine-free 'Green List'.

The change will come into effect on September 1, with the total number of countries under the 'Green List' now at 55.

Vaccinated travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi from these destinations do not need to quarantine, but must take a PCR test on arrival and another on day six.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated citizens, residents and visitors must take a PCR test on arrival and a PCR test on days six and nine. 

This new rule comes less than a day after authorities reopened land borders coming into Dubai from Oman.

Here's the full list: 

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Bahrain
  6. Belgium
  7. Bhutan
  8. Brunei
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Canada
  11. China
  12. Comoros
  13. Croatia
  14. Cyprus
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Denmark
  17. Finland
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hong Kong (SAR)
  21. Hungary
  22. Italy
  23. Japan
  24. Jordan
  25. Kuwait
  26. Kyrgyzstan
  27. Luxembourg
  28. Maldives
  29. Malta
  30. Mauritius
  31. Moldova
  32. Monaco
  33. Netherlands
  34. New Zealand
  35. Norway
  36. Oman
  37. Poland
  38. Portugal
  39. Qatar
  40. Republic of Ireland
  41. Romania
  42. San Marino
  43. Saudi Arabia
  44. Serbia
  45. Seychelles
  46. Singapore
  47. Slovakia
  48. Slovenia
  49. South Korea
  50. Sweden
  51. Switzerland
  52. Taiwan, Province of China
  53. Tajikistan
  54. Turkmenistan
  55. Ukraine

Furthermore, fully vaccinated travellers with the final dose received at least 28 days before travel, will also not be required to quarantine when  travelling between Abu Dhabi and:

  • Bahrain
  • Greece
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles

The authorities also clarified the list is subject to change based on global COVID-19 developments.

A full report of rules for travellers to Abu Dhabi was issued by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee on August 14.

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