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29 July, 2021

Abu Dhabi has issued the updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations effective from 2pm on 31st July 2021, which includes the Maldives too.

Vaccinated travellers arriving from destinations on the list will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi. They will be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as well as another PCR test on day 6.

Unvaccinated travellers arriving from these countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine, but will also need to undergo PCR testing on arrival, as well as two further PCR tests on day 6 and 12.

In total, the emirate added eight countries to its updated list, including the Maldives, Bahrain, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic. Twelve countries were removed from the list, including France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Ireland, where cases are rising due to the spread of the Delta variant.

Effective from 31st July onwards, the full list of green list countries are as follows:

1. Albania
2. Armenia
3. Australia
4. Austria
5. Bahrain
6. Belgium
7. Brunei
8. Bulgaria
9. Canada
10. China
11. Czech Republic
12. Germany
13. Hong Kong
14. Hungary
15. Israel
16. Italy
17. Maldives
18. Mauritius
19. Moldova
20. New Zealand
21. Poland
22. Romania
23. Saudi Arabia
24. Serbia
25. Seychelles
26. Singapore
27. South Korea
28. Switzerland
29. Taiwan
30. Ukraine
31. United States of America

Applicable for arrivals

The new ‘Green List’, announced by the tourism sector regulator in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), replaces the June 24 list.

The DCT has also clarified that the ‘Green List’ only applies to where passengers have arrived in Abu Dhabi from the specified places, and is not based on citizenship. Inclusion on the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the wellbeing of the UAE community, it added.

Travel corridors

Quarantine exemptions are also offered in Abu Dhabi to people using travel corridors with Bahrain, Greece, Serbia and Seychelles as long as the travellers are fully vaccination, i.e., they have received their final vaccine dose at least 28 days before travel.

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