Abu Dhabi, Vae (@ots/PRNewswire) – Non-vaccinated travelers from countries included in the “green list” can enter Abu Dhabi without quarantine
A new simplified procedure for examination of international vaccination certificates has been introduced to support the ‘Green Corridor’ entry guidelines
In accordance with the updated International Migration Guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disaster Committee, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that Abu Dhabi will expel all fully vaccinated tourists and residents from all countries in the region. Visitors from the world as well as unvaccinated visitors from countries included in the “green list” are received without quarantine procedures. Vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) must be used. The new guidelines will take effect on September 5, 2021.
International vaccination registration or exemption documents
In order to simplify entry for international travelers and allow visitors to enjoy the diverse experiences of the UAE capital through the Abu Dhabi Green Pass in complete safety, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has developed a simple procedure that enables tourists to pass the international vaccination. Obtaining a certificate or exemption from vaccination five days before the date of travel through the smart application of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) or via the website ica.gov.ae Register for review.
Applicants will receive a confirmation via SMS with a link to the Al Hosn app, which must be downloaded prior to travel. Al Hosn app displays vaccination status and PCR results required to activate the Abu Dhabi Green Card.
Upon arrival, travelers are given a standardized identification number from the immigration authorities at the airport or via the ICA smart app or website. This completes the registration on the Al Hosn app. After a PCR test at the airport, visitors can activate the Green Pass. This gives them access to all public places in the emirate.
Children under 12 years of age and people of determination (POD) with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.
Entry for immunized travelers from Green List countries
According to the new guidelines, vaccinated travelers from all over the world coming from countries on the green list must submit a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure and take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport. You do not need to go into quarantine, but you will have to take another PCR test on the sixth day (the day of arrival is counted as the first day). To make it easier for you, your hotel will conduct the tests on site.
Entry for vaccinated travelers from all countries (not included in the green list)
According to the new guidelines, vaccinated travelers from all over the world arriving from countries not on the green list must show a negative PCR test, which was taken at least 48 hours before departure, and a PCR test upon arrival at the airport for testing. You do not need to go into quarantine, but you need to do another PCR test on the fourth and eighth day (the day of arrival is counted as the first day). To make it easier for you, your hotel will conduct the tests on site.
Entry for non-vaccinated travelers from countries included in the green list
Unvaccinated travelers from countries on the Green List are also exempt from quarantine procedures. You must have a negative PCR test that you did not get more than 48 hours before departure and have a PCR test on arrival. They are also required to perform a PCR test on day 6 and day 9 (counting the day of arrival as the first day).
Entry for unvaccinated travelers from all countries (not included in the green list)
Unvaccinated travelers arriving from countries not on the Green List must undergo a negative PCR test performed 48 hours prior to departure and a PCR test upon arrival at the airport. You must perform a 10-day quarantine at home or in a hotel (counting the day of arrival as the first day). On the ninth day you should do the PCR test. If this turns out to be negative, visitors can end the quarantine on the tenth day.
Entry to public places for all tourists and residents:
In order to better protect residents and travelers in the emirate, Abu Dhabi introduced the “Green Corridor” protocol on August 20. Accordingly, people who have been fully vaccinated or only with an official permit, as well as children and adolescents under the age of 16, have access to public places and important attractions.
In order to obtain ‘green’ status on the Fort application, fully vaccinated subjects must show a negative PCR result that was not more than 30 days ago. For officially exempt people, a negative PCR test result must be no more than 7 days ago. Children and young adults under 16 automatically get a “green” status, even without a test.
The Al Hosn app automatically recognizes international tourist vaccination or exemption certificates uploaded to the app or the ICA website as part of the registration process. In the event of technical problems with the Al Hosn application, Abu Dhabi tourist attractions accept the tourist vaccination certificate from the application in their home country or the official vaccination document in addition to the negative PCR result of the airport test, sent by SMS.
Notes to editors
If travelers prefer to check their PCR status via SMS or phone rather than the app or online, they can find out their current status as follows:
- SMS (for Etisalat customers): Send “R” (unique identification number) to 6336 to get the current status.
- Call Center: (For Etisalat customers): Dial 48 (Unified Emirates ID number) # or 48 (Unified Emirates ID number) # to inquire about your current status.
Through the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) works to promote the sustainable growth of the culture and tourism sector in Abu Dhabi, drive economic progress and contribute to the realization of Abu Dhabi’s global ambitions. Working in partnership with organizations that position the emirate as a leading international travel destination, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, to coordinate efforts and investments, to provide innovative solutions and use the best tools, guidelines and systems to support culture and tourism.
The vision of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi is determined by the people, heritage and landscape of the emirate. We work to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a place of originality, innovation and unparalleled experiences, exemplified by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and innovative thinking.
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