COVID-safe / travel to and from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi remains to be the safe, awe-inspiring, and culturally rich destination you last visited. We are now open to all vaccinated travelers and ready to welcome you. Find out more about the procedures to keep you safe while travelling to and across our emirate.

Vaccination Requirements

  • Only vaccinated individuals can attend events in Abu Dhabi
  • Approved vaccines in the UAE are: Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik, Oxford-Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, Jamalika (Sputnik V)

PCR Testing

  • During event open days: Vaccinated participants need to present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior entrance to the event (DPI test results are not accepted). Negative PCR needs to be under 48 hrs at all times to access the Conference venue.
  • Events’ participants should present Al Hosn App green pass (please download here https://alhosnapp.ae/en/home/)

Abu Dhabi Entry Rules for COVID

Abu Dhabi remains the safe, awe-inspiring, and culturally rich destination you last visited. We are now open to all travellers and ready to welcome you. Entry to public places and attractions in Abu Dhabi is simple, all you need is the ‘Green’ status on the Al Hosn app.

For more detailed information please visit – Abu Dhabi Entry Rules and Travel Restrictions | COVID Guidelines | Visit Abu Dhabi

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Entry to Public Places

Entry to most public places and attractions in Abu Dhabi is only allowed for those who have ‘Green’ status on the Al Hosn app, which requires following the approved testing requirements:

  • Vaccinated travellers must receive a negative PCR test result every 14 days to maintain ‘Green’ status.
  • UAE residents need to take a timely vaccine booster shot to maintain ‘Green’ status on the Al Hosn app. This requirement does NOT apply to tourists.
  • Visitors with an official vaccine exemption must receive a negative PCR test result every 7 days to maintain ‘Green’ status.
  • Anyone who is unvaccinated must take a PCR test every 48 hours to maintain ‘Green’ status on the Al Hosn app.
  • Children aged under 12 years automatically receive ‘Green’ status without the need to be vaccinated or to take a PCR test.
  • Children aged 12 to 15 years do not need to be vaccinated but do need to take a PCR test to receive ‘Green’ status on the Al Hosn app.

There are clear guidelines in place for access to the majority of public places in Abu Dhabi – these include shopping centres, restaurants and cafes; other retail outlets including those not in shopping centres; gyms and recreational facilities; health clubs and resorts; museums and cultural centres; universities and institutes; theme parks; and cinemas.

To gain access to the specified public places, individuals will need to present the Al Hosn app to show their ‘Green’ status.

Individuals without the Al Hosn app can alternatively present proof of full vaccination via either a full vaccination certificate from their home country or by showing full vaccination status in their home country mobile app, as well as a negative PCR test result within the last 14 days.

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The Al Hosn App

The Al Hosn app is the official COVID-19 results app for the UAE. Safe, secure, and designed to safeguard both your health and your privacy. Make sure you download and register on the smartphone app before your journey. It will keep you safe and make your Abu Dhabi trip smooth and secure. Al Hosn provides you with quick access to:

  • Your COVID-19 test results
  • Your PCR test report and vaccination certificate
  • Various Abu Dhabi attractions
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Abu Dhabi’s protocol for mask-wearing

Wearing a face mask in outdoor spaces is optional. However, face masks are required in all indoor spaces and physical distancing should be observed. There are exemptions for:

  • Children under the age of two
  • People with severe disabilities (this group must be able to provide a relevant medical report if required)
  • People with respiratory symptoms (this group must be able to provide a medical report that specifies their difficulty with mask-wearing)