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COVID-19: Abu Dhabi updates 'Green List' of places that exempts passengers from quarantine upon arrival

COVID-19: Abu Dhabi updates 'Green List' of places that exempts passengers from quarantine upon arrival

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi updated its ‘Green List’ list of countries, regions and territories, with the latest list announced on Monday, March 8, including 13 different places.

Compared to the previous Green List, the new list includes Kazakhstan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

Passengers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi Emirate, and will only be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.

The destinations on the updated Green List include:

- Australia

- Bhutan

- Brunei

- China

- Greenland

- Hong Kong (SAR)

- Iceland

- Kazakhstan

- Mauritius

- Morocco

- New Zealand

- Saudi Arabia

- Singapore

The new Green List, announced by tourism sector regulator, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) is an update to list announced on February 21, which included 10 places.

The DCT has also clarified that the Green List also only applies to where passengers have arrived in the UAE from, not their citizenship. Inclusion on the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community, it added.