Abu Dhabi green list: no more quarantine for travellers from Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Kazakhstan

There are now 13 countries on the list which allows travellers to skip isolation

Abu Dhabi has extended its "green list" of countries and destinations from which travellers can enter the emirate without needing to quarantine on arrival.

Saudi Arabia has been added to the approved list of countries, after being removed two weeks ago.

Morocco and Kazakhstan have also been included in the most recent update.

Travellers from "green" destinations do not need to quarantine once they receive a negative test result. Anyone flying into Abu Dhabi from any country not on the list must self-isolate for 10 days.

Originally published in December, the list is updated regularly, with the most recent change taking place on Monday.

Scroll through the gallery above or the map below to see all the countries on Abu Dhabi's "green list".

No countries were removed from the list as part of the most recent update.

Which countries can I travel from without quarantine?

  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Greenland
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Kazakhstan
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore

There are now 13 destinations included on Abu Dhabi's travel list. Inclusion is dependent on the latest developments regarding a country’s Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

All international travellers to Abu Dhabi must present a negative PCR test result and take a second PCR test upon entering the capital.

Are countries on Abu Dhabi's 'green list' open for tourism?

Morocco is one of the most recent additions on Abu Dhabi's green list that is also open for tourism, but only for travellers from select countries. Unsplash
Morocco is one of the most recent additions on Abu Dhabi's green list that is also open for tourism, but only for travellers from select countries. Unsplash

Not all countries on Abu Dhabi's "green list" are open for tourism. Travellers should check individual destination requirements for the most recent regulations.

Saudi Arabia's return to the list comes as the kingdom continues to restrict incoming travellers. In early February, Saudi Arabia closed its borders to travellers from 20 countries, including the UAE.

Morocco is open to travellers from some destinations, with all foreign visitors requiring a confirmed hotel reservation before flying. A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours is also needed before boarding any flight to the kingdom.

Travellers from Algeria, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, the UK, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine are banned from entering Morocco and flights to and from these countries are also suspended.

Kazakhstan is not yet open for tourism. Authorities have introduced restrictions on people entering the country and most foreign nationals are currently not allowed to enter the central Asian country.

Saudi Arabia has closed its borders to travellers coming from several countries, including the UAE. 
Travellers from Saudi Arabia no longer need to quarantine in the UAE.

Updated: March 16, 2021 01:01 PM

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