Starting September 5th, Abu Dhabi will welcome fully vaccinated tourists from all over the world. Visitors from green list countries who are unvaccinated will also be welcomed with no quarantine measures.
Vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization are recognised in Abu Dhabi (WHO).
The announcement follows the release of updated international entry guidelines by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee.
The Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has defined a process for travellers to register their international vaccination certificate or vaccine exemption document for verification five days prior to their departure date. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) app or website must be used by travellers.
An SMS confirmation will be sent to applicants, along with a link to the Alhosn app, which must be downloaded before to travel. Users’ vaccination status and PCR test results are displayed in the app, which are required to activate the Abu Dhabi Green Pass.
Travelers will receive a Unified ID number from airport immigration or via the ICA Smart app or website when they arrive, which will complete their registration on the Alhosn app. Visitors can activate the Green Pass after passing a PCR test at the airport, which grants them access to all public areas in the emirate.
Covid-19 PCR testing is not required for children under the age of 12 or persons with moderate to severe disabilities.
Under the new rule, vaccinated travellers from all over the world arriving from the green list countries will be needed to show a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure, as well as take a PCR test at the airport upon arrival.
They won’t have to quarantine, but they’ll have to do another PCR test on day six (counting the day of arrival as day one). For their convenience, their hotel will schedule testing on the premises.
Vaccinated travellers from all around the world arriving from countries not on the green list will be required to provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure, as well as take a PCR test at the airport upon arrival.
They won’t have to quarantine, but they’ll have to do another PCR test on days four and eight.
Unvaccinated arrivals travelling from countries on the green list will also be free from quarantine measures.
They must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure, as well as take a PCR test upon arrival. On day six, they’ll have to do a PCR test, and on day nine, they’ll have to take another PCR test.
Unvaccinated travellers arriving from countries not on the green list must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure and take a PCR test upon arrival.
They will be obliged to quarantine at home or in a hotel for ten days. On day nine, they must take a PCR test; if the results are negative, visitors can leave on day ten.
– India’s new age travel digital media