Abu Dhabi to end quarantine in July

Abu Dhabi will end quarantine for all international tourists, health tourists and medical tourists from 1 July. A few countries may remain red listed.

The PCR protocol, based on the Dubai version, will be different between high-risk to low-risk destinations. Abu Dhabi will also enhance its border with Dubai to make travel easier.

The UAE and Bahrain have adopted a safe travel corridor for travellers vaccinated against Covid-19 without the need to quarantine. Travel either way is subject to proof that they have received the full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through approved applications and certificates, most notably the Al Hosn app in the UAE and the BeAware Bahrain app in Bahrain.

The Civil Aviation Affairs of Bahrain has placed Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka on its red list. Entry of travellers from these countries is banned. The suspension is not for residents and residency visa holders of Bahrain. They will, however, have to show a PCR test report on the airport and quarantine for 10 days. A precautionary 10-day quarantine is mandatory for all travellers, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated. They will either isolate themselves at their houses or the government authorities’ centres.