Abu Dhabi has officially dropped several countries from its “Green List” which now includes 71 countries. Among the countries dropped are the UK, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Russia and Lebanon. All travelers arriving from the green list destinations are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi, while those outside that list have to take an RT-PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on Day 9.

What is the “Green List”?

Countries listed on Abu Dhabi’s “Green List” are deemed as low-risk of bringing Covid-19 into the emirate. “Countries, regions, and territories included on the ‘Green List’ will be regularly updated based on international developments. Inclusion on the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety protocols for travel, ensuring and prioritising the well-being of the UAE community”. [Source]

What about PCR tests?

As far as PCRs are concerned, all travelers from the green list will be required to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result valid for a maximum of 48 hours before departure, and undergo an additional PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Vaccinated passengers from green list countries will take another PCR test on day 6 (the day of arrival into Abu Dhabi counts as day 1). Unvaccinated travellers arriving from green list countries must take PCR tests on days 6 and 9. [Source]