New updated travel procedures for tourists arriving into Abu Dhabi emirate from abroad

Web Reporter: Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated travel procedures for tourists arriving into Abu Dhabi emirate from abroad, following the UAE’s approval to issue tourist visas for those vaccinated.

As per the new procedures, which come into effect from Sunday, 5 September 2021, all vaccinated tourists coming to Abu Dhabi emirate do not need quarantine.

Before travelling, vaccinated tourists must verify their vaccination certificate via the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website or app. Before boarding, they need to present a negative PCR test result received within 48 hours of departure.

Vaccinated tourists arriving from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival, and another on day 6, if staying in the emirate. When arriving from other destinations they must take a PCR test on arrival, and further tests on day 4 and day 8, if staying in the emirate.

The protocol applies to fully vaccinated tourists who have received a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization and who are aged 16 years and above.

Vaccinated tourists will be allowed in public places limited to those vaccinated in Abu Dhabi per the approved process. They will be able to show their status through two ways: (1) register on Alhosn app to show their vaccination status and the results of tests done within the UAE, or (2) use the official app of their country of residence to show proof of vaccination and their phone to show test results.

The committee calls on all tourists and visitors to adhere to precautionary measures implemented in the emirate, which are in place to protect them and the health of all community members and to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable visit.

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