Travel during COVID-19 or post the pandemic has changed and the change is here to stay for long. The scare of the virus hovers over many nations of the world. Abu Dhabi has come up with its updated list of destinations that are free from quarantine protocols. This list is named Green List. It includes countries that do not require visitors from them to quarantine in the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the most important travel updates for passengers heading to the UAE.  

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The update on Green List is that Kazakhastan has been removed from the list. Passengers arriving in the UAE from the Green List countries are exempted from necessary quarantine procedures. They will have to take only a PCR test on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. While you apply for Dubai visa, you will be guided about the travel updates and guidelines which you need to follow. Just drop a message at

DCT ( Department of Culture & Tourism) stated that the new Green List of destinations will be effective from March 22 2021.

The previous list that came out on March 8th 2021 had Kazakhastan. But the country stated it had discovered a COVID-19 mutant in Almaty. The Health Minister of Kazakhastan stated that they will now carry out detailed genome sequenced tests to find out whether the infection is caused by a British, Brazilian, or South African strain.

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Green list effective from March 22, 2021

  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Greenland
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Iceland
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore

The Green List will be updated regularly as per the international development. The Department of Culture & Tourism stated that the list is rolled out to keep the health and safety of the UAE community a priority. The DCT will keep issuing regular travel updates and notifications on the Green List. Passengers travelling to Dubai are advised to keep a check on these updates and then plan their travel.


Travel Safe!