* Abu Dhabi adds Qatar to its 'green' list of countries
Abu Dhabi has added Qatar to its 'green' list of countries, according to information available on the Visit Abu Dhabi website.
This means people travelling to Abu Dhabi from Qatar do not have to undergo the 10-day quarantine required for those from countries not on the list.
"Any visitors travelling from countries, regions and territories on the 'green' list will be exempt from quarantine requirements and can enter the destination by following a series of procedures that include Covid-19 tests," the website says.
The list, which was last updated on January 9, also includes Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Brunei, China, Hong Kong (SAR), Isle of Man, Macao (SAR), Mauritius, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Sao Tome and Principe, St Kitts and Nevis, Taipei and Thailand.
"Please note that this list is subject to change based on global Covid-19 developments," the website adds.
Travellers to Abu Dhabi will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test received within 96 hours prior to their scheduled departure.
Upon entering the emirate, travellers will be given a PCR test at the airport and must wait for the negative result to be received. International travellers from countries, regions and territories on the ‘green’ list will no longer be required to self-isolate upon receiving a negative result. Travellers from other countries will be required to self-isolate for 10 days only.
All travellers will need to take a PCR test on Day 6 for those staying for six days or more, and on Day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more.
The UAE recently updated its Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) to remove its airspace ban on Qatar. No flights have been announced yet between the two countries since the reopening of airspace and borders.