Abu Dhabi removes UK from updated travel green list

Unvaccinated travellers from the UK must quarantine for 10 days from January 3, 2022

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Abu Dhabi has removed the UK from its green list of travel destinations.

The decision means unvaccinated passengers from the UK must quarantine in a residence or hotel for 10 days on arrival in Abu Dhabi.

Vaccinated passengers from non-green list countries are tested on arrival and six days later. They are not required to quarantine.

The test-on-arrival at Abu Dhabi airport is free, and the day six test is free in any clinic run by the public hospital group Seha.

The updated list, which is effective from Monday, January 3, comes after a surge in Covid-19 cases in many countries, largely tied to the Omicron variant.

Dubai has separate rules, including testing on arrival from some destinations. It requires only people who test positive to quarantine.

On Saturday, the UAE government said it will ban unvaccinated Emiratis from travelling abroad from January 10. The decision was not extended to expats.

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Updated Abu Dhabi green list includes:

Albania

Algeria

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burma

Cambodia

Canada

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong (SAR)

Hungary

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Maldives

Morocco

Netherlands

Norway

Oman

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Republic of Ireland

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan, Province of China

Tajikistan

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United States of America

Uzbekistan

Yemen

Updated: January 02, 2022, 10:28 AM
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