Abu Dhabi Green List: Maldives and US removed as Ireland, Malta and Sweden added

There are now 28 countries on the list, which allows travellers to skip isolation

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

The latest update adds three countries to the list of approved places from where people can travel.

Ireland has been added to the green list, after being removed in the last update in July. The island of Malta and Sweden have also been included following their removal in the last change. The new rules come into effect on Wednesday.

Six destinations have been removed from the green list, including the US, where Covid-19 cases have been escalating.

Holiday hotspot the Maldives has also been taken off the list, meaning holidaymakers arriving back at Abu Dhabi after 2pm on Wednesday will face home quarantine.

Armenia, Austria, Israel and Italy are the other destinations that have been removed from the Abu Dhabi green list.

Travellers coming from destinations on the green list do not need to quarantine in the UAE capital.

Anyone flying into Abu Dhabi from a country not on the green list must follow the current isolation rules, which include wearing an electronic wrist tracker.

Quarantine rules apply to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, however, the length of quarantine for unvaccinated people has recently been shortened from 12 to 10 days. The rules also now apply to tourists, as well as residents.

Which destinations can I travel from without quarantine?

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, Province of China
  • Ukraine

There are now 28 destinations included on Abu Dhabi's travel list. Originally published in December, the list includes destinations dependent on the latest developments regarding Covid-19 protocols, guidelines and cases numbers. The most recent change took place on Monday.

Updated: August 17, 2021, 10:34 AM