Abu Dhabi, the capital city of UAE, its is one of the safest cities in Middle East; in fact in the world. However, there are new COVID-19 restrictions when traveling to Abu Dhabi.

No Quarantine for Green List Countries:

Any visitors travelling from countries, regions and territories on the ‘green’ list will be exempt from quarantine requirements and can enter the destination by following a series of procedures that include COVID-19 tests. These are the list of green list countries:


Czech Republic
Hong Kong (SAR)
New Zealand

Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan, Province of China
United States of America

Travel corridors
If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (final dose received at least 28 days before travel), you will also not be required to quarantine when you travel between Abu Dhabi and:


COVID-19 PCR test

Travelling need to present a COVID PCR test which is received within 72 hours before their flight.

Upon entering the Abu Dhabi emirate, travelers will be given a PCR test at the airport and must wait for the negative result to be received. International travelers from countries, regions and territories on the ‘green’ list, will no longer be required to self-isolate upon receiving a negative result. Travelers from other countries will be required to self-isolate for 10 days only.

All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day six for those staying for six days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more.

Traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi by land via other emirates, from countries included on the ‘green’ list will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi after presenting a negative PCR test, valid for 48 hrs.

Currently, no public transportation from Dubai to Abu Dhabi are running so only Taxis or private transportation are the only mode of transportation to travel to Abu Dhabi from Dubai.

Al Ghubaiba Bus Station – Dubai

Home/Government Quarantine Center

When traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, unless you are a Emirati resident or Citizen using Al Hosn App where all the Covid test info will be available, you won’t be able to enter Abu Dhabi without an approval from Home Quarantine center.

Al Hosn App

A form will be given at Government quarantine center and has to be filled up, the officials will check if the traveler is coming from green list countries or not. As mentioned above if a traveler has entered UAE from a green list country directly then won’t be needed to quarantine.

For example:

  1. Scenario 1: A traveler flying directly from New York to Dubai or Abu Dhabi is a green list nation so no quarantine required.
  2. Scenario 2: A traveler flying from New York to Zurich either stopover or stayed beyond 24 hours and entered UAE is also considered a green list nations since both are green list countries and therefore, no quarantine required.
  3. Scenario 3: A traveler flying from New York to Istanbul and then from Istanbul to UAE will have to go through quarantine since USA is a green list nation but Turkey is not on the green list countries currently in the UAE immigration.
Home/ Government quarantine center
The government Form from Government Quarantine center

Once the information is checked and verified the government official will stamp an approval for the entrance to Abu Dhabi which will be later checked and taken at the Dubai / Abu Dhabi border