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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 January 2021

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Abu Dhabi's 'green' list: Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait added to destinations with quarantine-free arrivals

No quarantine period will be necessary for travellers arriving in the UAE capital from these countries

Qatar has been added to Abu Dhabi's green list of safe destinations. Unsplash
Qatar has been added to Abu Dhabi's green list of safe destinations. Unsplash

Qatar has been added to Abu Dhabi's updated list of countries and destinations from which travellers can enter the emirate without the need to go into quarantine.

In the most up-to-date review of the 'green list' of countries, regions and territories that require no quarantine in Abu Dhabi, Qatar is the most recent addition.

Originally published in December, the list is updated every two weeks. In addition to Qatar's inclusion, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been added to the list since it was first published.

Australia, Greece, Greenland, Malaysia and Singapore, however, have been removed from the original list of 16 destinations.

The 17 destinations on Abu Dhabi's green list

Oman was also recently added to Abu Dhabi's list of 'green countries'.  Getty Images 
Oman was also recently added to Abu Dhabi's list of 'green countries'. Getty Images
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of Man
  • Kuwait
  • Macao
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Taipei
  • Thailand

Visit this page for a complete guide to all the destinations on Abu Dhabi's green list.

The UAE and Qatar signed an agreement on Tuesday, January 5 to restore ties between the two countries, with the UAE reopening air, land and sea borders with Qatar on Saturday.

Qatar has recorded 145,865 cases of the coronavirus, which is the 65th highest in the world.

Inclusion in Abu Dhabi's travel list is dependent on the latest developments regarding a country’s Covid-19 protocols and guidelines. The list was last updated on Saturday, January 9.

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

Travellers from ‘green’ destinations do not need to isolate once they receive a negative test result. Travellers from other countries need to self-isolate for 10 days.

Anyone staying in Abu Dhabi must take a PCR test six days after their arrival, and then again on day 12 of their visit, for those staying for 12 consecutive days or longer.

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