Abu Dhabi is once again processing visas on arrival
Those eligible for visa on arrival can enter straight away…
Etihad Airways has shared the news that visas-on-arrival are once again being processed for tourists entering Abu Dhabi Airport.
You can now enter Abu Dhabi if you’re eligible for a visa on arrival. You will need to follow quarantine procedures in Abu Dhabi or the Emirate you’re travelling to. For more info, visit https://t.co/IvX7Nj0MfS pic.twitter.com/bBWSDFlG1e
— Etihad Airways (@etihad) November 25, 2020
This is great news for countries such as Australia, the USA or UK, Japan, much of Europe and South America, New Zealand, South Korea, Malaysia and Canada, who’s citizens can enter the UAE on either a 90 day or 30 day (spending on nationality) visa-on-arrival.
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You can find a full list of qualifying countries on the Etihad website.
Rules for tourists
Rules for inbound Abu Dhabi tourists have been in place since September.
Around that time, there were reports that the Identity and Citizenship (ICA) would start issuing tourist visas for Abu Dhabi. Although anecdotal account has suggested that securing visas has been difficult.
Currently, international travellers, including tourists and residents, entering Abu Dhabi (even if via a different emirate) must self-quarantine for 14 days, and take a further Covid test on the 12th day.
Those quarantining in hotels are not permitted to leave their rooms.
Hotels have been instructed to collect signed copies of a Health Declaration form from international travellers upon check-in. The declaration includes information on self-quarantine protocols.