The photo has been used for illustrative purposes.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved updated travel procedures for vaccinated citizens and residents of the emirate, effective Monday, 3 May 2021.
As per the new procedures, vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and on day six, without the need to quarantine.
Vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and take another PCR test on day four from arrival to the country.
The protocol applies to all vaccinated UAE citizens and residents in the emirate of Abu Dhabi who received their second vaccine dose at least 28 days earlier, which is documented in the vaccine report on Alhosn app.
Meanwhile, non-vaccinated citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine, as well as two other PCR tests on days six and 12. Those arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for ten days and take another PCR test on day eight.
Below is the full list of 'green' countries, regions and territories that you can travel from if planning a trip to Abu Dhabi:
• Hong Kong (SAR)
• New Zealand
• Saudi Arabia
• South Korea
• Taiwan (ROC)
• United Kingdom
Please note that this list is subject to change based on global COVID-19 developments.
Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, the spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, announced the review and update of the National Travel Protocol to include easing of procedures for vaccinated with regard to isolation and quarantine, according to the destinations concerned.
The Indian government said on Friday it will supply 17,092 MT of medical oxygen in a dozen states where the virus is surging, including Maharashtra and capital city Delhi.
The countries, regions, and territories included within the “Green List” will be regularly updated based on international developments. Inclusion in the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community.
Biden said on Thursday that the risk of nuclear "Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine.
Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "a guy I know fairly well” and the Russian leader was "not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”
Around 100 tents were destroyed in a fire at one of the refugee camps in Lebanon on Wednesday. According to local media reports the tragic incident happened at Al Wafa refugee camp in Lebanon's Arsal region, northeast of Beirut.
In a statement, the Foundation revealed that an Emirati woman had endowed a property in the Al Nahda II area in Dubai. The property is a 12-floor-residential building consisting of 74 apartments spread over 12 floors.