Abu Dhabi issues new travel rules for UAE citizens, residents

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Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced updates in the travel procedures for UAE citizens and residents returning to the emirate from foreign travel. The new procedures come into effect from July 5, Monday.

As per the new protocols, vaccinated travellers arriving from destination countries on the green travel list are required to take a PCR test on their arrival at the emirate without the need to quarantine. They are also required to take a PCR test on day 6 of their stay in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, passengers arriving from other countries not on the green list are required to quarantine themselves for seven days. They must also take a PCR test on arrival at the airport as well as on day 6.

The guidelines apply to fully vaccinated UAE citizens and residents who received their second dose at least 28 days prior to travel to foreign countries. The vaccination status must be updated in the vaccine report on Alhosn app.

On the other hand, unvaccinated citizens and residents arriving in Abu Dhabi from green list countries are required to take a PCR test on arrival without undergoing quarantine. They must take another PCR test on days 6 and 12 of their stay in the emirate.

Unvaccinated passengers arriving from countries other than the green list must take a PCR test on arrival and on day 11. At the same time, they are required to undergo quarantine for 12 days in the emirate.


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