Abu Dhabi removes 11 countries from green list

The update, now in effect, also gives seven countries, including Bahrain and the Maldives, green list status

Abu Dhabi has updated its green list, bringing the number of destinations to 31, down from the previous list of 35 countries.  

The announcement, from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT), stated that seven countries, including Bahrain, Brunei, Bulgaria, Maldives, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine, have been added to the list. 

The update also saw 11 countries removed from the list: Denmark, France, Iceland, Jordan, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Turkmenistan and Vatican City.

Vaccinated travellers arriving from green list countries will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi but will be required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport and take another PCR test on day six.


Unvaccinated travellers arriving from these countries are also exempt from mandatory quarantine but will also need to undergo PCR testing on arrival, and on days six and 12.

Green list regulations apply to the countries that passengers are arriving from, not their country of citizenship. Abu Dhabi’s updated green list currently includes:Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), Hungary, Israel, Italy, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Province of China, Ukraine and the USA.

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