Quarantine-free arrivals into Abu Dhabi


Dear Trade Partner,

Updated 17 January, passengers travelling on a direct flight from any of the countries or regions listed below, or taking part in the National Vaccination Programme in the UAE and travelling from any of the countries or regions listed below, will be exempt from quarantine requirements on arrival into Abu Dhabi:

  • Bahrain
  • Brunei 
  • Mainland China
  • Hong Kong region
  • Isle of Man 
  • Kuwait 
  • Macao region  
  • Mauritius 
  • Mongolia 
  • New Caledonia 
  • New Zealand 
  • Oman 
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • St. Kitts and Nevis 
  • Taiwan region
  • Thailand

Guests from these countries must take a COVD-19 PCR test on day 6 and day 12 of their arrival into Abu Dhabi. If guest is part of the National Vaccination Programme they’ll only need to take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 6. Read more.


Arriving from other destinations

All other guests arriving from other destinations will be required to self-isolate at home or their hotel for 10 days and wear a medically approved wristband when they arrive in Abu Dhabi. Guests travelling from a country deemed high-risk by the UAE authorities may be subject to quarantine in a government facility.

Guests will be exempt from having to wear the wristband if they:

  • Are under the age of 18 or over the age of 69
  • Suffer from a mental disability
  • Live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Suffer from Chronic rheumatological conditions
  • Hold a diplomatic passport

Guests in quarantine are required to repeat a COVID-19 PCR test on day 8 of their arrival in Abu Dhabi. Subject to a negative test result, their wristband will then be removed on day 10. Children under 12 are exempt from testing unless they show symptoms of Coronavirus.

Please find attached our Abu Dhabi arrival information guide, which outlines in more detail the arrival procedures into Abu Dhabi.

For the latest travel information, guests are encouraged to always visit etihad.com/destinationguide before they fly.