Abu Dhabi welcomes all vaccinated travellers from around the World

Abu Dhabi welcomes all vaccinated travellers from around the World

Following the recent announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Committee of updated international entry guidelines, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announces that Abu Dhabi will accept all fully vaccinated tourists and residents travelling from all countries worldwide, as well as unvaccinated visitors from 'Green List' countries, without restrictions. The World Health Organization must approve all vaccines (WHO). Beginning 5 September 2021, this will take effect.

Vaccinations or papers of exemption from international travel

To ensure seamless entry for international visitors and to ensure that visitors can safely enjoy the UAE capital's diverse experiences via the Abu Dhabi Green Pass, DCT Abu Dhabi has outlined a simple process for tourists to register their international vaccination certificate or vaccination exemption document for verification 5 days prior to their travel date via the Federal Authority.

Applicants will receive an SMS confirmation with a link to the Alhosn mobile application, which must be downloaded before to departure. The Alhosn app provides users with information about their vaccination status and PCR test results, which are required to activate the Abu Dhabi Green Pass.

Travellers will obtain a Unified ID number upon arrival, either at airport immigration or via the ICA Smart app or website; this will complete the registration process on the Alhosn app. Visitors can activate the Green Pass at the airport after passing a PCR test, which grants access to all public venues in the emirate.

COVID-19 PCR testing is not required for children under the age of 12 or People with Disabilities (POD) with moderate to severe disabilities.

Travelers from countries on the Green List who are vaccinated are permitted entry.

According to the new guidelines, vaccinated travellers from all over the world arriving from green list countries will be needed to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure and a PCR test upon arrival. They will not be quarantined, but will be forced to submit to one further polymerase chain reaction test on day 6. (Counting the day of arrival as day 1). For their convenience, their hotel will arrange testing on-site.

Travelers from all countries who have been immunised (outside green list)

Vaccinated travellers from all around the world arriving from countries not on the green list will be needed to provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure and a PCR test upon arrival at the airport. They will not be quarantined, but will be required to complete an additional PCR test on days 4 and 8. (Counting the day of arrival as day 1). For their convenience, their hotel will arrange testing on-site.

Travelers from countries on the Green List who are not vaccinated are permitted to enter.

Travelers who are not vaccinated and arrive from countries on the 'Green List' will likewise be free from quarantine. They will be required to present a negative PCR test conducted no more than 48 hours prior to departure and to undergo a PCR test upon arrival. Additionally, they will be required to undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on day 6 (counting the day of arrival as day 1) and another polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on day 9.

Travelers from all countries who are not immunised are permitted entry (outside green list)

Unvaccinated travellers travelling from non-Green List countries will be required to prove a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure and to undergo a PCR test upon arrival. They will be obliged to be quarantined at their residence or at a hotel for a period of ten days (counting the day of arrival as day 1). On day 9, they must submit to a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test; if negative, visitors may from quarantine on day 10.

All visitors and residents are admitted to public places:

To better protect residents and visitors in the emirate, Abu Dhabi established a 'Green Pass' policy on August 20, allowing entry to important public sites and attractions only to those who are completely vaccinated, formally exempt, or under the age of 16.

To remain 'green' on the Alhosn app, fully vaccinated persons must present a negative PCR test result obtained within the past 30 days, while officially exempted individuals must present a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 7 days. Children under the age of 16 acquire 'green' status automatically and without the requirement for testing.

The Alhosn app will recognise and immediately synchronise travellers' foreign vaccination or exemption certificates, which are uploaded during the registration process via the ICA App or website. In the event that the Alhosn app experiences technical difficulties, Abu Dhabi attractions would accept travellers' vaccination certificates from their home country's app or official report, as well as the negative PCR result from the airport test through SMS.