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Abu Dhabi adds nine countries to its 'green list', including the UK

Abu Dhabi adds nine countries to its ‘green list’, including the UK

Since Sunday, April 25, Abu Dhabi has added nine new places to its “green list”.

Passengers arriving from Green List areas are exempted from compulsory isolation after landing in Abu Dhabi, and must undergo PCR testing only upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.

According to the latest update released by the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism (DCD), the green list now has 23 places, up from 14 places in the previous update released earlier this month.

New additions to the list include: Cuba, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan.

The UK has been added to the list after the country was able to contain its Govt-19 cases amid a rapid vaccination drive.

“We are recovering from this. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters on Friday that there was no doubt that things were better than they had been.

Currently, the country is gradually reopening its economy, with all restrictions set to be lifted by June 21.

Read: The UAE may still be on the UK ‘red list’ for travel

Abu Dhabi’s “green list” only applies to countries where travelers are more likely than citizens.

“The inclusion in this list is subject to strict health and safety criteria to ensure the well-being of the UAE community,” DCD said.

The list will be updated from time to time based on international developments, he said.

The “Green List” was updated on April 25, 2021:

  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Ceramic
  • Cuba
  • Greenland
  • Hong Kong RAS)
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Mauricio
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Choice
  • Taiwan Airport (ROC)
  • Tajikistan
  • UK
  • Uzbekistan
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DCT Abu Dhabi will continue to publish updates on the list and general status of travel in the coming months.