Abu Dhabi removes Saudi Arabia from ‘green list’, destinations cut to 10

SourceGulf Business

Saudi Arabia and Mongolia have been removed Abu Dhabi’s ‘green list’ of destinations, effective from February 23, 2021. Passengers arriving from the green list are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will only be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport. The number of countries on the list, currently at 10, was previously cut to 12 destinations on February 7 from 17 earlier. Countries, regions, and territories included within the ‘green list’ will be regularly updated based on international development, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) said. The list also only applies to countries passengers are arriving from rather than citizenship. “Inclusion in the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community,” a statement said. Saudi Arabia removal from the list comes even as the kingdom has seen a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in recent...read more...