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Abu Dhabi reopens to international tourists

24 Dec 2020 by Business Traveller India
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Abu Dhabi has reopened borders for international tourists, starting from today.

International travellers from ‘green’ countries (eligible for entry without quarantine) will be required to present a negative PCR test result received within 96 hours of their scheduled departure and take a second PCR test upon arrival.

The ‘green’ list includes Australia, Brunei, China, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The list of green countries will be reviewed by the Department of Health on a two-week rolling basis.

Travellers from ‘green’ countries will need to self-isolate until they receive a negative PCR test result. However, travellers entering the Emirate from countries outside the ‘green’ list will be required to self-isolate for a period of ten days instead of 14.

Visitors staying for six consecutive days or more must conduct another PCR test on day six and then again on day 12 for longer stays.

Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said:

“With Abu Dhabi at the forefront of the global response to Covid-19, the approach to managing the pandemic has positioned the capital as one of the safest cities in the world to visit.

“The gradual reopening of our border cements the rigorous health and safety measures we have implemented across the airline. We can proudly say Etihad has played its part, by positioning ourselves as an industry leader, ensuring guests travelling with us do so with complete peace of mind.”

Passengers travelling with Etihad Airways will be covered by the airline’s Covid-19 global wellness insurance cover.

visitabudhabi.ae, etihad.com

 

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