South Asian nations not in new AD green entry list

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 10 October 2021: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) issued on Thursday the updated ‘Green List’ of countries. All travellers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi.

Except for Bhutan, no other country from the Indian Subcontinent has been included in the list. They include, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Travellers from green list countries will be required to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test valid for a maximum of 48 hours before departure and undergo a PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Vaccinated passengers from the updated Green List will take another PCR test on day 6 (day of arrival counts as day 1). Unvaccinated travellers arriving from these Green List countries will also take a PCR test on days 6 and 9.

Countries, regions, and territories included on the ‘Green List’ will be regularly updated based on international developments. Inclusion on the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community. The list also only applies to countries that travellers are arriving from, rather than citizenship.

Below is the updated ‘Green List’ as of 8th October, 2021 at 12:01am:

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Bahrain
  7. Belarus
  8. Belgium
  9. Belize
  10. Bhutan
  11. Bolivia
  12. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  13. Brazil
  14. Brunei
  15. Bulgaria
  16. Burma
  17. Burundi
  18. Canada
  19. Chile
  20. China
  21. Colombia
  22. Comoros
  23. Croatia
  24. Cyprus
  25. Czech Republic
  26. Denmark
  27. Ecuador
  28. Estonia
  29. Finland
  30. France
  31. Georgia
  32. Germany
  33. Greece
  34. Hong Kong (SAR)
  35. Hungary
  36. Iceland
  37. Indonesia
  38. Ireland
  39. Israel
  40. Italy
  41. Japan
  42. Jordan
  43. Kazakhstan
  44. Kuwait
  45. Kyrgyzstan
  46. Liechtenstein
  47. Luxembourg
  48. Maldives
  49. Malta
  50. Mauritius
  51. Moldova
  52. Monaco
  53. Montenegro
  54. Morocco
  55. Netherlands
  56. New Zealand
  57. Norway
  58. Oman
  59. Poland
  60. Portugal
  61. Qatar
  62. Russia
  63. San Marino
  64. Saudi Arabia
  65. Serbia
  66. Seychelles
  67. Singapore
  68. Slovakia
  69. Slovenia
  70. South Korea
  71. Spain
  72. Sweden
  73. Switzerland
  74. Taiwan, Province of China
  75. Tajikistan
  76. Thailand
  77. Tunisia
  78. Turkmenistan
  79. Ukraine
  80. UK
  81. USA
  82. Uzbekistan

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