| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Abu Dhabi Airport offers free PCR test for passengers

Abu Dhabi International Airport will offer all arriving passengers a free PCR test with results available in 90 minutes.

The lab for PCR tests is located inside the airport and will test samples for quick results. It has the capacity to test more than 20,000 travelers and staff daily.

The new fast RT-PCR testing service has been launched with Pure Health labs and Tamouh Healthcare.

Passengers arriving through terminals 1 and 3 will be tested, and there will be more than 190 medics at the airport.

The test results will be shared by SMS and WhatsApp and will be available on the Al Hosn mobile app.

Passengers who receive a negative PCR test and are from the list of ‘green’ countries, outlined by the government of Abu Dhabi, will not have to self-isolate.

Those not from the list of ‘green’ countries will have to self-isolate for a period of ten days, and will require a quarantine wristband fitted at the PCR testing tent at the airport.

Participants in the National Vaccination Programme and Phase III clinical trials who have an identification mark (letter E or golden star) on Al Hosn app are exempted from self-quarantine procedures.

Passengers transiting through the airport will not be tested prior to departing for their final destinations.

Originally published in December, the ‘green’ list is updated regularly, with the most recent change taking place on Monday.

There are now 13 destinations included on Abu Dhabi’s travel list. Inclusion is dependent on the latest developments regarding a country’s Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

The list includes Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Greenland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Morocco, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

All international travelers to Abu Dhabi must present a negative PCR test result and take a second PCR test upon entering the capital.

Not all countries on Abu Dhabi’s “green list” are open for tourism. Travelers should check individual destination requirements for the most recent regulations.


  • The National News