Abu Dhabi to allow quarantine-free travel for international visitors from July 1 

UAE capital to start expanding 'green list' this week 

Image used for illustrative purpose. Baggage claim at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Baggage claim at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Abu Dhabi will stop imposing quarantine requirements on international travellers starting from next month, according to media reports. 

The move is expected to ease entry requirements for incoming visitors and boost the UAE’s tourism industry. 

The majority of travellers entering Abu Dhabi are currently required to undergo a quarantine upon arrival, unless they originate from a country that falls under the so-called “green list”. 

So far, only the incoming passengers from at least 23 countries can enter the UAE capital without quarantine. The countries include Australia, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Morocco, among others. 

At the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on Sunday, Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing Abu Dhabi, more countries will be added to the green list this week.  

“This green list will cover a majority of the markets that we are tapping into,” Al Shaiba was quoted by Gulf News as saying. 

“Abu Dhabi will be open for everyone with no quarantine protocol starting from July 1 … We are going to welcome everybody to Abu Dhabi with a different protocol but no quarantine,” Al Shaiba told The National. 

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria) 


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