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Abu Dhabi Welcomes All Vaccinated Travellers from Around the World, Lifting Quarantine Measures starting 5 September 2021

Unvaccinated travellers from ‘Green List’ countries
also able to enter Abu Dhabi with no quarantine

New simple process to verify international vaccination
certificates launched to support ‘Green Pass’ entry guidelines

UAE, Abu
Dhabi, 02 September 2021
: Following the updated international
entry guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and
Disasters Committee, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu
Dhabi) announces Abu Dhabi is set to welcome all fully vaccinated tourists and
residents travelling from all countries around the world, as well as
unvaccinated visitors from ‘Green List’ countries, with no quarantine measures.
Vaccines must be approved by the World Health organisation (WHO). This will
take effect starting 5 September 2021.

Registering
International vaccinations or exemption documents

In order
to support seamless entry for international travellers and enable visitors to
safely enjoy the the UAE capital’s diverse experiences through the Abu Dhabi
Green Pass, DCT Abu Dhabi has outlined a simple process to enable tourists to register
their international vaccination certificate or vaccination exemption document
for verification 5 days before their travel date, via the Federal Authority for
Identity and Citizenship (ICA) Smart app or via ica.gov.ae website.

Applicants
will receive an SMS confirmation that will include a link to the Alhosn app, which
must be downloaded prior to travel. The Alhosn app displays users’ vaccination
status and PCR test results, which are required to activate the Abu Dhabi Green
Pass.

Upon
arrival, travellers will receive a Unified ID number, from airport immigration,
or via the ICA Smart app or website; this will complete the registration on the
Alhosn app. Following a PCR test at the airport, visitors can activate the
Green Pass, allowing them entry to all public spaces in the emirate.

Children
under 12 and People of Determination (POD) with moderate and severe
disabilities are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.

Entry for
vaccinated travellers from Green List countries

Under the
new guidelines, vaccinated travellers from all over the world, arriving from
green list will be required to show a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 48
hours before departure and take a PCR test at the airport on arrival. They will
not need to quarantine but will be required to take one more PCR test on day 6 (Counting
the day of arrival as day 1). Their hotel will arranged testing on the
premises, for their convenience.

Entry for
vaccinated travellers from all countries (outside green list)

Under the
new guidelines, vaccinated travellers from all over the world , arriving from countries
not on the green list, will be required to show a negative PCR test taken a
maximum of 48 hours before departure and take a PCR test at the airport on
arrival. They will not need to quarantine but will be required to take one more
PCR test on day 4 and day 8 (Counting the day of arrival as day 1). Their hotel
will arranged testing on the premises, for their convenience.

Entry for unvaccinated
travellers from Green List countries

Unvaccinated
travellers arriving from ‘Green List’ countries will also be exempt from quarantine
measures. They will be required to show a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 48
hours before departure, and take a PCR test on arrival. They will also need to
take a PCR test on day 6 (counting the day of arrival as day 1) and another PCR
test on day 9.

Entry for unvaccinated
travellers from all countries (outside green list)

Unvaccinated
travellers arriving from countries not on the Green List will be required to
show a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure and take a
PCR test on arrival. They will be required to quarantine for 10 days at home or
in a hotel (counting the day of arrival as day 1). They then must take a PCR
test on day 9; if negative, visitors can end their quarantine on day 10.

Entry to
public places to all tourists and residents:

To further protect community members and
travellers in the emirate, Abu Dhabi implemented a ‘Green Pass’ protocol on
August 20, enabling only those that are fully vaccinated, officially exempted
or under 16 years of age to access key public places and attractions.

To maintain
‘green’ status on Alhosn app, fully vaccinated individuals must show a negative
PCR test result taken within the last 30 days,  officially exempted individuals a negative PCR
test result taken within the last 7 days. Children under 16 years of age automatically
receive ‘green’ status without the need to test.

The Alhosn
app will recognise and automatically synchronise the tourists’ international
vaccination or exemption certifications that are uploaded on the ICA App or
website, as part of the registration process. In the case of any technical
issues with Alhosn app, Abu Dhabi attractions will accept tourists’ vaccination
certificate from their home country app or official report, as well as the
negative PCR result from the airport test via SMS.

More information on the Green Pass can be found at VisitAbuDhabi.ae,
ica.gov.ae
and alhosnapp.ae.

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