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SUBJECT: New protocols for entering Abu Dhabi

Dear Passenger,

Thank you for choosing to travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis And Disaster Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic have outlined new quarantine guidelines for international arrivals entering the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Ahead of travelling into Abu Dhabi International Airport, please ensure you are familiar with the below steps that you will need to follow:

  • On your arrival into Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct a PCR test, after you have disembarked from your flight.
  • Following the PCR test, you will then need to register under the quarantine system. You will be provided with an electronic wristband, which you will need to wear throughout the two-week quarantine period.
  • The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for your quarantine. This may be your home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities.
  • 12 days after your arrival into Abu Dhabi, you will need to conduct a second PCR test.
  • Should you receive a negative result, 14 days after your arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and you can finish your quarantine period.

These measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of all living in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. We urge you to closely adhere to these procedures. Violating them will result in penalties and fines issued by the government of Abu Dhabi.

You will need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout your time at Abu Dhabi International Airport, consisting of a face-mask and disposable hand gloves. You will also need to adhere to social distancing measures throughout our facilities.

In addition, ensure you have downloaded the AL HOSN application on your smart device, which is available through the App Store for iOS devices (iPhones) or the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Please ensure that you are familiar and have complied with all requisite protocols to ensure that your trip through Abu Dhabi International Airport is smooth and convenient.

For more information, please visit the websites of SEHA and NCEMA.

Travellers bear full responsibility for ensuring they comply with the requirements for their travel and neither the airport nor airline can be held responsible for any issues associated with non-compliance.



Abu Dhabi International Airport

Experience Abu Dhabi

Experience Abu Dhabi

Experience Abu Dhabi

Transit ideas for stop-over visitors

Welcome to the city of contrasts, where you can experience a rich cultural heritage alongside many modern attractions. No matter how long your stay is, adventure awaits on the doorstep of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Got four hours to spare?

Choose between a tour of the breath-taking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque followed by a meal at any of Abu Dhabi’s top beachfront hotels. Or get up close with the UAE’s national bird at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. Your third option is to immerse yourself in Arabian culture amidst the world-class museums in Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District.

Got eight hours to kill?

Experience Abu Dhabi’s eclectic mix of modern and traditional attractions with a trip to the beach, shopping, a visit to a souk and spectacular views of the city, 74 floors up. Round off your day with high tea at the opulent Emirates Palace and a thrilling speedboat ride. 

Alternatively, golf-enthusiasts can play a round on any of the three championship courses while non-players relax in one of the many luxury spas.

Your third option is to spend the day exploring the city by seaplane, helicopter or boat. Back on land, zoom around the F1 Yas Marina Circuit in a sports car and enjoy a meal at the racetrack’s Yas Viceroy Hotel.

Got 12 hours to explore?

Discover Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural past and explore UNESCO World Heritage sites at the Oasis City of Al Ain. Alternatively, spend a fun-filled day with the kids at Wadi Adventure water-park.

You can also spend a day on Yas Island racing around the Yas Marina Circuit, people-watching at the yacht club or playing a round of golf. The less-energetic might prefer lounging on Yas Beach, while the kids will love the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi or Yas Waterworld.

Your third option is a tranquil early-morning guided kayaking tour of the mangrove forest, followed by a buffet brunch. Then experience the bustle of the Mina Zayed Fish Souk rounded off with a traditional Emirati meal at the Al Dhafra Tourist Village. Finish your day with a cruise to learn about the Arabian Gulf’s ancient pearling industry or a take a relaxing three-hour catamaran cruise.