Abu Dhabi Reopens Its Borders to Travellers From 16 Countries

Abu Dhabi Reopens Its Borders to Travellers From 16 Countries

Visitors from these countries will not have to quarantine!

Whilst you can’t travel to New York City for year-end festive celebrations, you certainly can take a trip to the Manhattan of the Middle East! That’s right, Abu Dhabi will reopen its borders to travellers from 16 countries.

Those travelling from these countries will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Abu Dhabi!

Abu Dhabi reopens borders

Here’s the list of countries

  1. Australia
  2. Brunei
  3. China
  4. Greece
  5. Greenland
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Malaysia
  8. Mauritius
  9. New Zealand
  10. Saudi Arabia
  11. Singapore
  12. Taiwan
  13. Tajikistan
  14. Thailand
  15. Uzbekistan
  16. Vietnam

These will be referred to as the “green” list of countries. Meanwhile, those entering Abu Dhabi from countries that are not a part of the green list will have to serve a quarantine period of 10 days. 

What are the precautions that have been taken?

To facilitate Abu Dhabi reopening its borders, certain precautionary measures have been put in place. 

Upon arriving at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, passengers will have to undergo thermal screening and a COVID-19 PCR test. Everyone except children under the age of 12 will be subjected to this procedure. 

Passengers from the green list can go about their activities in Abu Dhabi upon testing negative for the virus. They will not have to quarantine or wear a medical wristband. 

Guests staying for more than six days will have to take another COVID-19 PCR test of the sixth day and again on the 12th day for longer stays. The cost of taking the COVID-19 PCR test will start from AED85 which stands at about SGD31. 

Visitors travelling from destinations outside of the green list will have to follow the quarantine guidelines before proceeding with their activities in Abu Dhabi. 

Also read: Tourists from Singapore Now Allowed to Travel to EU Nations

Abu Dhabi reopening its borders for travel is certainly a great step forward towards the resumption of leisure travel. Slowly but surely, we can soon resume checking off items from our bucket lists! 

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Shreya Nair
Shreya Nair

Shreya believes that travelling is about making long-lasting memories. Her favourite part about travelling to a new country is collecting postcards and documenting her experiences. The immortality of the written word is what fuelled her love for writing. She hopes to someday combine her passion for writing and travelling!


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