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Abu Dhabi

Travel to Abu Dhabi during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Green

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

YES

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

YES

Test during stay:

YES

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

Whilst it is not compulsory for fully vaccinated travellers to take a PCR test to enter into Abu Dhabi, you will need to show a Green Pass in the Al Hosn app to enter public spaces, shops and hotels within the city and therefore we advise that you take a test before travel and provide the result into the app, or take a test on arrival into Abu Dhabi which will be loaded into the app to show your green status.

Upon completion of the pre-arrival form you will receive an SMS confiming approval and a link to download the Alhosn App which will enable you to show test results and vaccination status to enter public spaces in Abu Dhabi.  Upon arrival into Abu Dhabi you will receive a unified ID number from immigration or via the app and this is required to complete your registration on Alhosn App.

Children under 12 do not need to take a PCR test upon arrival.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates
Local regulations:

Most shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are open but COVID19 restrictions and requirements have been introduced to stop the spread of the virus.

Social distancing and wearing a facemask is mandatory in all public areas.

from the 20th August, you will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter theme parks, museums, cultural centres, restaurants, cafes, shopping centres and other shops.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 2 days (48 hours) prior to departure.

If you have recently recovered from Covid-19

Passengers do not need to have a PCR test if they hold a COVID-19 recovery certificate with a QR code dated within 30 days of departure.

On arrival:

You will need to take a test on arrival into Abu Dhabi and then quarantine for 10 days.  On day 9 you will take a further test and if this is negative you will be able to leave quarantine on day 10.

Most places in Abu Dhabi require you to be fully vaccinated to enter.  If you do not have this you will be able to access these places.  This includes bars, restuarants and shops.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates
Local regulations:

Most shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are open but COVID19 restrictions and requirements have been introduced to stop the spread of the virus.

Social distancing and wearing a facemask is mandatory in all public areas.

from the 20th August, you will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter theme parks, museums, cultural centres, restaurants, cafes, shopping centres and other shops.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 14.04.2022 at 14:22