Entry Requirements as per COVID-19 protocol: Abu Dhabi
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is now open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. Kindly refer the following guidelines to be observed in order to ensure a safe and care-free travel.
Before departure to Abu Dhabi
As per latest instructions, no RT-PCR test result is required to fly to Abu Dhabi if you are a fully vaccinated traveller, or if you hold a COVID-19 recovery certificate (containing a QR code) issued within 30 days before departure.
However, you must present a negative result of an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 done 48 hours before your flight to Abu Dhabi, if you are not fully vaccinated and do not hold a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
As per latest instructions, no quarantine is required upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.
On arrival at Abu Dhabi
It is no longer mandatory in Abu Dhabi to undergo an RT-PCR test upon arrival. However, one may undergo the test to keep his/her ‘Green Pass’ active on the Al Hosn app in order to get access to public places in Abu Dhabi. The RT-PCR test costs AED 40.
For detailed COVID-19 travel guidelines to Abu Dhabi, click here.
Abu Dhabi aims at providing unparalleled experience to its tourists and residents alike. Here are a few guidelines to be observed, to ensure a secure and relaxed stay in this emirate.
Green status on Al Hosn for visiting public places
Al Hosn is the UAE’s official app for contact tracing and health status related to COVID-19. Download or update the app to see your status (green, grey or red) based on your most recent RT-PCR test and vaccination status, as well as vaccination information and certificate, any travel testing and a live QR code.Al Hosn is the UAE’s official app for contact tracing and health status related to COVID-19. Download or update the app to see your status (green, grey or red) based on your most recent RT-PCR test and vaccination status, as well as vaccination information and certificate, any travel testing and a live QR code.
A green status on the Al Hosn app is required to visit most of the public places in Abu Dhabi. The decision applies to shopping centres, restaurants and cafes, sports and recreational facilities, health resorts, universities and academic institutions, museums and cultural centres, entertainment centres, and shops outside shopping centres (except supermarkets and pharmacies).
This is how you can activate and maintain a green status on your app:
- Vaccinated travellers must receive a negative PCR test result every 14 days to maintain ‘Green’ status.
- UAE residents need to take a timely vaccine booster shot to maintain 'Green' status on the Al Hosn app. This requirement does NOT apply to tourists.
- Visitors with an official vaccine exemption must receive a negative PCR test result every 7 days to maintain ‘Green’ status.
- Anyone who is unvaccinated must take a PCR test every 48 hours to maintain 'Green' status on the Al Hosn app.
- Children aged under 12 years automatically receive ‘Green’ status without the need to be vaccinated or to take a PCR test.
- Children aged 12 to 15 years do not need to be vaccinated but do need to take a PCR test to receive 'Green' status on the Al Hosn app.
For detailed information on Al Hosn app, visit here
Mask Mandate in Abu Dhabi
Wearing face masks indoors in the UAE, in venues including restaurants, bars and events facilities, is mandatory in the UAE. People not wearing face masks indoors will face potential fines of Dhs 3000.
However, it is optional to wear face masks in outdoor areas. Physical distancing must still be followed. Following people are exempt from the mandatory mask regulations:
- Children under the age of two
- People with severe disabilities (conditional to providing an relevant medical report attesting the same)
- People with respiratory symptoms (conditional to providing an relevant medical report attesting the same)