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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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Hotels & Accommodation

Fly-by-night visits

Ideal for stopovers, take your pick of several wallet-friendly options, right near the airport:

  • The ultra-modern Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi is ideally located close to many of the city’s top attractions.
  • Mix business with leisure at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Enjoy a swim or al fresco dining overlooking the Yas Links golf course.
  • Lounge by the pool at Centro Yas Island or work out in the fully-equipped gym.

For a longer stay

If you have got more time to explore the city, try any of these highly recommended hotels:

  • The four-star Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island offers spectacular views of the sea and the Yas Links golf course.
  • Overlooking the Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi features a luxurious spa and an array of quality restaurants.
  • Ideal for business travellers, the Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi has state-of-the-art meeting facilities in the heart of the new commercial district.

Five-star getaways

Abu Dhabi is home to some of the world’s most exquisite hotels. Spoil yourself with a stay at any one of these luxurious options:

  • Experience five-star luxury at the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan with its spacious, beautifully appointed rooms and world-class amenities.
  • Situated at the heart of a 27-hole championship course, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is focused on health and wellness.
  • Overlooking a one kilometre stretch of private beach, the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri offers opulent villas and spacious apartments.


Search more options at Visit Abu Dhabi.