Abu Dhabi eliminates PCR tests on arrival for fully vaccinated passengers
Travelers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport will no longer have to take a PCR test on arrival as of today.
As of today, Abu Dhabi has joined the countries that relax the rules of entry. Vaccinated people will no longer be tested at the entrance to Abu Dhabi. This news will be welcomed by both airlines flying to Abu Dhabi and the wider tourism industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it recovers from the last two years of travel restrictions and bans.
Vaccinated travelers will only be required to present a valid vaccine certificate in order to enter the country. This move follows the decision of the United Arab Emirates to relax the rules of travel. Those who choose to take a test voluntarily can do so at their own expense (Dh 40 or $ 11) at a dedicated test center located inside the airport itself.
The latest news comes less than two weeks after Etihad Airways announced that passengers traveling with its services no longer have to pass a negative PCR test to board its flights unless it remains a requirement to enter their final destination.
Rules are also relaxed for those passing through Abu Dhabi International on their way to another destination. Passengers in transit will no longer be required to perform a PCR test on arrival unless their final destination requires it or if their transit time in Abu Dhabi is less than 12 hours.
For unvaccinated people, the measure of the PCR test at the entrance to Abu Dhabi will continue to apply. Unvaccinated passengers flying to the United Arab Emirates will be required to provide evidence of a negative PCR result within 48 hours prior to travel or to present a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 within 16 days of on departure. Children under the age of XNUMX are exempt from this rule.