Abu Dhabi has updated its “green list” of countries, meaning those arriving in from those destinations do not need to quarantine on arrival.

However, if you’re an Abu Dhabi resident who is currently holidaying in the Maldives or planning a getaway, you’ll now have to quarantine upon arrival back in the UAE’s capital as the getaway destination has been removed from the green list.

At the end of January, the Maldives was added to the emirate’s green list but has now been removed. For countries not on the green list, a period of self-isolation for 10 days is currently in place.

Meanwhile, countries which are on the green list, means that visitors from those identified countries will be allowed into Abu Dhabi with no quarantine time provided they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Along with the Maldives being removed from the list, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand, Falkland Islands and St Kitts and Nevis have also been taken off the list, while Iceland and Bhutan have been added.

At present, there are 12 countries on the ‘green list’: Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Mauritius, Mongolia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

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