Abu Dhabi green list extended to 33 countries including Kuwait and Jordan

There are now 33 countries from where travellers can now return to the UAE capital and skip isolation

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Abu Dhabi has expanded its green list for travel to include Kuwait, the Netherlands, Jordan and Armenia.

Residents of the UAE capital arriving from these four countries can now avoid the requirement to quarantine.

The changes come into effect from midnight on August 22, the Abu Dhabi government has confirmed.

Under current rules, travellers arriving from destinations on the green list do not need to quarantine.

However, anyone flying into Abu Dhabi from a country not on the list must follow isolation rules, including the need to wear an electronic wrist tracker.

These rules apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, tourists and residents.

Recently, the length of quarantine for unvaccinated people was shortened to 10 days from 12.

Austria, Ireland, Malta and Sweden were added to the Abu Dhabi green list earlier this week. On Monday, the US and the Maldives were removed amid a surge in new cases in those countries.

Which destinations can I travel from without quarantine?

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

There are now 33 destinations on Abu Dhabi's travel green list.

Originally published in December, the list is reviewed depending on the latest developments regarding Covid-19 protocols, guidelines and cases numbers.

Updated: August 22, 2021, 10:50 AM