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Abu Dhabi to end quarantine for all international visitors starting from 1 July

Abu Dhabi has announced it will end quarantine for all international arrivals starting from 1 July. “It will be similar to the Dubai system – the PCR protocol will be different from high-risk to low- risk destinations. Quarantine will not be an option,” said Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of tourism and marketing in DCT Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi currently requires travellers to quarantine for 10 days unless they are from a ‘green-list’ country. “We are announcing an extended green list – this green list will cover a majority of the markets that we are tapping into. Hopefully, by the first of July, everybody will be allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi,” said Al Shaiba.

The tourism executive said Abu Dhabi was monitoring new markets to make up for the loss incurred from large markets such as India, UK and Germany.

Abu Dhabi will enhance its border with Dubai to make travel easier, said Al Shaiba. “We’re working with the government on a plan for that border to make it more tourist-friendly. We can have specific procedures for tourists, so their pass through the border will be much easier, more convenient and seamless as well.”

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