The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) has officially updated the entry protocol and list of COVID-19 restrictions for foreign tourists. Under the new rules, fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to take a PCR test before boarding a flight. Upon arrival in the emirate, they must present only an official COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a valid QR code.
Unvaccinated travelers will still be required to present a negative PCR result – a test taken within 48 hours prior to their scheduled departure, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate dated within 30 days prior to departure, with a valid QR code. Travelers under the age of 12 are exempted from presenting the listed certificates. Note that a PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport is no longer mandatory for travelers, regardless of their vaccination status. However, tourists are advised to go through this process to activate their Green Pass on the Al Hosn app. As a reminder, the Green Pass will give you access to many of Abu Dhabi's indoor attractions such as shopping malls, theme parks and restaurants. Wearing masks outdoors is no longer mandatory, but only indoors. Social distancing is no longer required.