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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.



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Whatever your idea of a dream holiday, there are so many ways to make memories in Abu Dhabi.

For foodies
Abu Dhabi boasts a staggering diversity of food. Splash out on an Italian feast at Roberto’s – one of the city’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor; or opt for a more casual burger while you watch the sun set at the vibey beachfront Cabana Bar & Grill. All the five-star hotels boast restaurants run by celebrity chefs.

For sports enthusiasts
Golfers are spoilt for choice with no less than three championship golf courses - Yas Links, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. You can also rent a kayak and explore the unique Mangrove Marina or go sand-boarding at Al Dhafra.

For thrill-seekers
Brave the fastest rollercoaster on the planet at Ferrari World, whizz around an F1 track at the Yas Marina Circuit or take in panoramic views of the city from 74 floors up on the Observation Deck of the Etihad Towers.

For the culturally inclined
Dubbed the most beautiful mosque in the UAE, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an architectural wonder not to be missed. Visit Heritage Village to get a glimpse into Emirati culture, or stock up on spices, fabric and souvenirs at the authentic Souk Central Market.

For lovers of luxury
After shopping till you drop at the sprawling Marina Mall or Yas Mall, treat yourself to high tea at one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, Emirates Palace.

For kids
From snorkelling to sand castle-building, keep the kids entertained at Yas Beach or go for a seaside cycle along Corniche Road. Yas Waterworld is always a big hit.

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