Abu Dhabi welcomes all vaccinated travelers from around the world and lifts quarantine measures as of September 5, 2021

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Unvaccinated travelers from countries on the “green list” can also enter Abu Dhabi without quarantine

Launched a new, simple process for verifying international vaccination certificates to support Green Pass entry guidelines

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, September 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In accordance with updated international entry guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee, Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announces Abu Dhabi is about to welcome all fully vaccinated tourists and residents from all over the world, as well as unvaccinated visitors from “green list” countries, without any quarantine measures. Vaccines must be approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). This will take effect from September 5, 2021.

Abu Dhabi skyline

Registration of international vaccinations or exemption documents

In order to facilitate the entry of international travelers and allow visitors to safely enjoy the diverse experiences of the capital of the United Arab Emirates through the Abu Dhabi Green Pass, the DCT Abu Dhabi has defined a simple process for allow tourists to register their international vaccination certificate or vaccination exemption document for verification. 5 days prior to their travel date, through the Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority (ICA) Smart app or through the ica.gov.ae website.

Applicants will receive a confirmation SMS which 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, travelers will receive a unified identification number, from the airport immigration, or through the ICA Smart app or website; this will complete the registration on the Alhosn app. After a PCR test at the airport, visitors can activate the Green Pass, allowing them access to all public spaces in the emirate.

Children under 12 and Determined Persons (PODs) with moderate and severe disabilities are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.

Entry for vaccinated travelers from Green List countries

Under the new guidelines, vaccinated travelers from all over the world arriving from the green list will be required to present a negative PCR test carried out no more than 48 hours before departure and take a PCR test at the airport on arrival. They will not need to quarantine themselves but will have to take another PCR test on day 6 (counting the day of arrival as day 1). Their hotel will organize on-site testing, for their convenience.

Entry for vaccinated travelers from all countries (excluding green list)

Under the new guidelines, vaccinated travelers from around the world from countries not on the green list will be required to present a negative PCR test carried out no more than 48 hours before departure and take a PCR test at the airport at the airport. ‘arrival. They will not need to quarantine themselves but will have to take another PCR test on days 4 and 8 (counting the day of arrival as day 1). Their hotel will organize on-site testing, for their convenience.

Entry for unvaccinated travelers from Green List countries

Unvaccinated travelers from countries on the “green list” will also be exempt from quarantine measures. They must present a negative PCR test carried out at most 48 hours before departure, and undergo 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 travelers from all countries (excluding green list)

Unvaccinated travelers from countries not on the green list will be required to present a negative PCR test carried out no more than 48 hours before departure and undergo a PCR test on arrival. They will be required to quarantine themselves for 10 days at home or at the hotel (counting the day of arrival as day 1). They must then take a PCR test on day 9; if negative, visitors can end their quarantine on day 10.

Entrance to public places to all tourists and residents:

To better protect community members and travelers in the emirate, Abu Dhabi implemented a ‘Green Pass’ protocol on 20 August, allowing only fully vaccinated, officially exempt, or under 16 people to access major public places and attractions.

To maintain the “green” status on the Alhosn app, fully vaccinated people must present a negative PCR test result taken within the last 30 days, people officially exempt from a negative PCR test result taken within 7 days. last days. Children under the age of 16 automatically receive “green” status without needing to take a test.

The Alhosn app will automatically recognize and sync International Tourist Vaccination or Exemption Certificates that are uploaded to the ICA app or website, as part of the registration process. In the event of a technical problem with the Alhosn application, Abu Dhabi Attractions will accept tourists’ vaccination certificate from their home country app or official report, as well as airport test negative PCR result via SMS.

You can find more information about the Green Pass at VisitAbuDhabi.ae, ica.gov.ae and alhosnapp.ae.

Notes to editor

If travelers prefer to check their PCR status by text or phone rather than by app or online, they can find out their latest status by:

  • SMS (For etisalat users): send “R” (Unified identification number) to 6336 to get the latest status.

  • Call Center: (For etisalat users): call 48 (United Arab Emirates identification number) # or call 48 (unified identification number) # to inquire about your latest status.

About the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi:

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) stimulates the sustainable growth of that of Abu Dhabi sectors of culture and tourism, fuels economic progress and helps to achieve that of Abu Dhabi broader global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organizations that define the Emirate’s position as a premier international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the Emirate’s potential, coordinate efforts and investments, come up with 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 people, heritage and landscape of the Emirate. We are working to improve that of Abu Dhabi status of a place of authenticity, innovation and unprecedented experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.

SOURCE Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

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