DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Tourism on Tuesday has included Saudi Arabia on its travel ‘green list.’
The Kingdom’s inclusion means visitors will no longer quarantine themselves upon arrival in the UAE’s capital, although they would still need to follow COVID-19 testing regulations.
Other countries on the list are Australia, Brunei, China, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
As part of Abu Dhabi’s updated coronavirus regulations, international travelers are now allowed to visit the emirate starting December 24.
Following the successes achieved by implementing the precautionary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 and maintaining a low rate of confirmed cases, Abu Dhabi will welcome back international tourists from 24 December 2020. pic.twitter.com/Oq7X9qH8BF
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) December 22, 2020
Authorities said international travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result received within 96 hours of their departure, and will have to take another test upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s Media Office announced.
“All travelers will need to undertake a PCR test on day six if they are staying six or more consecutive days, as well as on day 12 if they are staying 12 or more consecutive days,” the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee said.
Tourists visiting from countries not on the green list will need to quarantine for 10 days and the list will be reviewed fortnightly, the committee clarified.