Maldives removed from Abu Dhabi’s green list of countries

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Malé, Maldives – Maldives has been removed from Abu Dhabi’s green list of countries and destinations.

There are currently 12 countries on the list of which Iceland and Bhutan are the latest additions to the list, while Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand, Falkland Islands, Maldives and St Kitts and Nevis were taken off the list.

The green list of countries and destinations indicate places from which travellers can enter the Emirates without needing to quarantine on arrival. Travellers from “green” destinations do not need to quarantine once they receive a negative test result. However, those coming from other countries not on the list, will need to quarantine for 10 days.

Inclusion on Abu Dhabi’s travel list is dependent on the latest developments regarding a country’s Covid-19 protocols and guidelines. All international travellers to Abu Dhabi must present a negative PCR test result and take a second PCR test upon entering the capital.

However, those who can present a valid international vaccination certificate for full vaccination with an approved vaccine against Covid-19, are exempt from the rule. There is no specification on where to obtain one. All arriving travellers are required to pre-register.

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Maldives has been the most popular destination for the UAE citizens as the Maldives immigration has recorded the arrival of 6,000 Emirati visitors since the borders of Maldives reopened on 15 July 2020 till the end of the year.