COVID-19: Green countries list updated, quarantine requirements amended

9 Jun 21

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Abu Dhabi recently updated its green countries list to include six additional countries, amended entry policies and announced it would end its mandatory quarantine policy for all international arrivals on July 1.

Key Points:                    

  • On May 23, Azerbaijan, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Spain and the U.S. were added to the list of 29 green countries. Travelers from these countries are not required to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival. The full list of green countries is available here.
  • Effective on July 1, Abu Dhabi will end its quarantine requirements for all international arrivals.
  • Under current rules, vaccinated UAE citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from green countries are required to take a PCR test on arrival and on day six of their stay but are not required to quarantine.
    • The rule applies to travelers who have received their second dose of the vaccine at least 28 days prior to traveling to Abu Dhabi. Travelers must document their medical history on the Al Hosn application.
  • Vaccinated UAE citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from countries that are not on the green list must take a PCR test upon arrival and on day four of their stay as well as quarantine for five days.
  • Non-vaccinated UAE citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from green countries must take a PCR test upon arrival and on day six and day 12 of their stay but are not required to quarantine.
  • Non-vaccinated UAE citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from other countries must take a PCR test upon arrival and on day eight of their stay as well as quarantine for ten days.

Additional Information: Passenger flights from India will remain suspended until at least July 6. Travelers who have transited through India within 14 days of intended arrival into the UAE will not be permitted entry.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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