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Travelling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

There are strict rules for travelling into Abu Dhabi by road. Those intending to enter Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 48 hours or a negative DPI test result within 24 hours. The day of arrival into Abu Dhabi is counted as day 1.

Arriving passengers

Passengers who are planning to travel to Abu Dhabi must comply with the following protocols in place at all Abu Dhabi borders. These procedures may affect travel time.

Abu Dhabi authorities have revised the rules regarding mandatory COVID-19 testing and home quarantine requirements for visitors and vaccinated passengers who are either UAE citizens or residents of the emirate.

  • Vaccinated travellers arriving from green countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and on Day 6, without the need to quarantine.
  • Vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 5 days and take another COVID-19 PCR test on Day 4.
  • Vaccinated travellers identified as a close contact must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 5 days and take another COVID-19 PCR test on Day 4.
  • Non-vaccinated travellers arriving from green countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, followed by COVID-19 PCR tests on Day 6, and if the stay is extended, on Day 12 additionally.
  • Non-vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another COVID-19 PCR test on Day 8.
  • Non-vaccinated travellers identified as a close contact must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another COVID-19 PCR test on Day 8.

The green list of countries can be found here.

These tests are a legal requirement. Find out where to get tested in Dubai before you enter Abu Dhabi.

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