DestinationsUAE travellers are free to enter without testing, amid the city's lowered infection rates.

Welcome to Abu Dhabi, no Covid-19 tests needed

Since 19 September, UAE travellers do not have to take Covid-19 tests in order to enter Abu Dhabi. Photo Credit: Visit Abu Dhabi

UAE travellers are no longer required to take Covid-19 tests in order to enter Abu Dhabi, amid the emirate's lowered infection rates.

Since July 2020, residents and tourists had to produce a negative PCR test to cross the border into the UAE capital, which has been more cautious in opening up than the other six emirates.

Apart from infection rates dropping to 0.2% of total tests, another factor is the activation of a green pass protocol, which restricts certain public spaces to vaccinated citizens, residents and tourists only.

These include shopping centres, F&B, retail, gyms, museums, cultural centres, theme parks and schools.

The green pass status is activated 30 days after a negative PCR test result for vaccinated individuals, and maintained every 30 days with a fresh negative PCR result.

This latest move follows an earlier announcement on 5 September where Abu Dhabi removed quarantine for all vaccinated travellers with negative PCR tests, which have to be carried out within 48 hours of departure.

Since 20 August, hotels are operating at 100% capacity, up to 10 people can sit at one table at F&B outlets (80%), while exhibitions, conferences and entertainment events capacity has increased to 60%.

Source: M&C Asia

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