No quarantine for fully vaccinated foreign travelers visiting Abu Dhabi

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  • The emirate said vaccinated travellers with negative PCR tests would not need to quarantine
  • The announcement comes as the United Arab Emirates recorded zero Covid-related deaths for the first time since November 14

Abu Dhabi lifted its quarantine requirement for vaccinated tourists on Thursday as the UAE recorded zero Covid deaths for the first time since November.

The emirate said vaccinated travellers with negative PCR tests would not need to quarantine.

“(From Sunday) all vaccinated tourists coming to Abu Dhabi emirate do not need to quarantine,” the Abu Dhabi Media Office said, adding that tests must be carried out within 48 hours of departure.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved removing the need to quarantine for all vaccinated travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi from all international destinations.

Before boarding for Abu Dhabi, all travellers — both vaccinated and unvaccinated – are required to present a negative PCR test result from within 48 hours of departure.

The updated procedures also suggest that vaccinated citizens, residents and visitors arriving from green destinations must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and another test on day 6, if staying in the emirate.

When arriving from other destinations they must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, and further tests on days 4 and 8, if staying in the emirate, the committee adds.

Unvaccinated citizens, residents and visitors, including those exempt from vaccination, arriving into Abu Dhabi from green list destinations must take a PCR test on arrival, without the need to quarantine, and take PCR tests on days 6 and 9, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has pointed out.

When arriving from other destinations, unvaccinated citizens, residents and visitors must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day 9 under the new guidelines.

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