Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi updates green list for travellers coming into the emirate

Japan, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland and the UK among the countries added, starting April 25

Visitors from 23 countries will be able to travel to Abu Dhabi from April 25 without needing to quarantine.

The emirate's green list was updated to include Cuba, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, the UK and Uzbekistan.

Passengers from the list can enter Abu Dhabi by following a series of procedures that includes Covid-19 tests before departure, on arrival and on day four for those staying for four days or more, and on day eight for those staying eight days or more.

The green list is updated every fortnight by the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi.

Countries are removed or added depending on the latest Covid-19 developments.

Anyone flying to Abu Dhabi from countries not on the list must wear a medically approved wristband upon arrival and quarantine for 10 days.

The wristband ensures travellers adhere to the mandatory quarantine period.

The changes to Abu Dhabi's travel list came as the UAE banned travel from India after an increase in case numbers there.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said the decision included all national and overseas airlines.

The ruling did not include transit flights coming into the country and bound for India.

Meanwhile, the US updated its advisory for the UAE to “Do Not Travel”, along with at least 115 other countries.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention issued a level four travel health notice on Tuesday “indicating a very high level of Covid-19 in the country”.

Abu Dhabi's green list

Australia

Bhutan

Brunei

China

Cuba

Greenland

Hong Kong

Iceland

Israel

Japan

Mauritius

Morocco

New Zealand

Portugal

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

South Korea

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tajikistan

UK

Uzbekistan

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Updated: April 23, 2021 11:59 AM

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