The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Announces Updated ‘Green List’ of Destinations (Effective 13 July 2021)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated ‘Green List’ of destinations. Vaccinated travellers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as well as another PCR test on day 6. Unvaccinated travellers arriving from these countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine but will also need to undergo PCR testing on arrival, as well as two further PCR tests on day 6 and 12.

Countries, regions and territories included on the ‘Green List’ will be regularly updated based on international developments. Inclusion on the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community. The list also only applies to countries travellers are arriving from, rather than citizenship. 

Please note below the updated ‘Green List’ as of 13 July 2021: 

  • Albania 
  • Armenia 
  • Australia 
  • Austria 
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Belgium 
  • Canada 
  • China 
  • Denmark 
  • France 
  • Germany 
  • Hong Kong (SAR) 
  • Hungary 
  • Iceland 
  • Israel 
  • Italy 
  • Jordan 
  • Malta 
  • Mauritius 
  • Moldova 
  • Netherlands 
  • New Zealand 
  • Norway 
  • Republic of Ireland 
  • Romania 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore 
  • South Korea 
  • Sweden 
  • Switzerland 
  • Taiwan, Province of China 
  • Turkmenistan 
  • United States of America 
  • Vatican City 

DCT Abu Dhabi will also continue to issue updates on the list and overall travel status in the coming months. 

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi:      

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organisations that define the Emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the Emirate’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.      

DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the Emirate’s people, heritage and landscape. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation, and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thought.