Justifiably, visitors from Indias will become eligible for Abu Dhabi’s new liberal quarantine-free entry only once the situation in India improves, according to a local newspaper, The National.
The paper quoted an official of Abu Dhabi’s tourism ministry as saying that although the new “green travel list” will not be applicable visitors from India, the emirate has instituted liberal protocols with a view to boosting tourism in the UAE region.
Testing protocols for arrivals will vary depending on whether are coming from low-risk or high-risk countries. The numbers and timing of the tests will vary. Presently, the green list includes 23 countries and countries are being added to the list. Those on the green list do not have to self-isolate. Those from countries not on the list must quarantine for 10 days.
In addition to this, the emirate also plans to open up a number of tourism related activities, some on a month-long trial basis.
Tourism is a very important component of the GDP for the UAE as it stays committed to its target of 23 million visitors a year.