According to the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disasters Committee, the country is easing the entry restrictions. And foreign travelers can now visit the country.
However, the country will be allowing International tourists, residents, and travelers from selected destinations. Moreover, passengers flying with Etihad Airways can enter the emirate without the need to self-isolate for 14-days.
Countries Eligible to Enter
The list of countries eligible for entry without quarantine referred to as ‘green’ countries. However, the health department of the emirates will be reviewing the list on a two-week rolling basis.
However, the current list of ‘green’ countries is as follows. Australia, Brunei, China, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand. Moreover, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
As a result, British travelers are currently not on the list.
Travelers from ‘green’ countries will need to self-isolate until they receive a negative PCR test result.
However, those travelers coming to the emirate from countries that are not on the ‘green’ list will be subject to a reduced quarantine period of ten days.
Tony Douglas, group chief executive, Etihad Aviation Group, said, “With Abu Dhabi at the forefront of the global response to Covid-19. The approach to managing the pandemic has positioned the capital as one of the safest cities in the world to visit.”
In addition, he said, “The gradual reopening of our border cements the rigorous health and safety measures we have implemented across the airline. We can proudly say Etihad has played its part, by positioning ourselves as an industry leader, ensuring guests traveling with us do so with complete peace of mind.”
Arriving in Abu Dhabi
However, when passengers arrive at the Abu Dhabi International Airport they will have to undergo thermal screening and Covid-19 PCR testing.
But this applies to all arrivals, excluding children under 12.
Those passengers who receive a negative test result and are from ‘green’ countries. They can enjoy their stay in Abu Dhabi without the need to quarantine or wear a medical wristband.
However, guests staying more than six days must conduct another PCR test on day six and then again on day 12 for longer stays.
Moreover, guests arriving from other destinations will have to follow quarantine guidelines. As the quarantine is cut down to a period of ten days.
UAE residents who have participated in the vaccination trials. Or the National Vaccination Programme is also exempt from quarantine in Abu Dhabi.
“As we approach the winter break and get ready to mark the end of a challenging year. The time to welcome the world to Abu Dhabi is now.”
“We are tremendously grateful for the ongoing support of the Abu Dhabi authorities. And will continue to work closely with them to ensure the highest level of safety measures are maintained,” Douglas added.