New border rules to enter Abu Dhabi: tourists to get special aid

New border rules to enter Abu Dhabi: tourists to get special aid

Abu Dhabi is introducing new border rules for people who are travelling to the Emirate from within the UAE. In this direction, the authorities are to set up a special office dedicated specifically to tourists.


In a circular addressed to tourism operators, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) – Abu Dhabi said the new office will “ensure seamless entry” for tourists “by addressing any challenges that may arise”.


The authority has instructed tourism establishments to ensure that tourists are “fully aware of the entry guidelines, prior to planning visits” to Abu Dhabi.


“Drivers are to be informed to take the tourists’ dedicated lane when entering the Emirate - lane 1 (far right) at the Abu Dhabi - Dubai main road border. Tourists (must) be assisted (if applicable) by having all relevant documentation ready for inspection at entry points,” the authority added in the circular.


According to the new border rules, Covid-vaccinated individuals who are entering Abu Dhabi from within the UAE must have a Green Pass on Al Hosn app. The green status is activated for 15 days once the person gets a negative Covid-19 test result.


Unvaccinated UAE residents are required to present a negative PCR test result that has been received within 96 hours. Additionally, travellers must undergo an EDE scan to detect potential positive Covid-19 cases.


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