Abu Dhabi is all set to safely welcome tourists with revised COVID-19 measures

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The UAE capital is all set to welcome international tourists once again and the visitors can now explore Abu Dhabi by following the updated COVID-19 safety measures.

One of the safest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi’s local authorities have now mapped out new safety measures to be implemented in the emirate for the entry of visitors from abroad.

When the pandemic outbreak happened, the emirate had deployed strict measures, including massive COVID-19 testing, disinfection drives, clinical trials and roll-out of the vaccination program to curb the spread of virus and to revive the economic activity and this has also helped the emirate to lower the rate of confirmed cases to 0.39 percent per total tests conducted in the emirate.

Travelers from across the world will be able to enter into the emirate only after presenting a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result received within 96 hours before their departure and on the arrival also all passengers will have to undergo a thermal screening and PCR testing.

The local authority has provided some relaxation in measures for travelers from ‘green’ countries like no need for a self-isolation and wearing a medical wristband upon receiving a negative test result. But those from other countries will be required to self-isolate for 10 days. For those staying for six days or more, a PCR test is required on the sixth day and on the 12th day for those staying for 12 days or more.

Saood Al Hosani
Saood Al Hosani
DCT Abu Dhabi

“I am proud of the agility and innovation that DCT Abu Dhabi has shown this year as we have reimagined our approach to culture and tourism, to ensure we can welcome global travelers to our vibrant emirate while protecting the wellbeing of our community and tourists, which remains our top priority.”

Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi, affirmed that the highest possible safety standards are followed to welcome the international travelers.

“We have seen a tremendous response from our industry in ensuring compliance, proven by DCT’s pioneering Go Safe certification, which provides reassurance and peace of mind to the residents, domestic tourists and international visitors alike,” Al Shaiba added.

Abu Dhabi is a diverse destination with cultural sites, heritage locations, museums, theme parks and unmatched hospitality, along with the current shopping season going on with exclusive product launches, offers and a host of exciting experiences.