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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (August 18, 2021)
August 19, 2021

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi (August 18, 2021)

Location:  United Arab Emirates

Event:  United States Removed from Abu Dhabi’s “Green” List and Al Hosn App Required

The United States has been removed from Abu Dhabi’s “Green” list. Travelers arriving in Abu Dhabi from the United States must quarantine upon arrival effective today.  Additional information on quarantine is available on the UAE Government’s website and from Etihad. Travelers are responsible for quarantine costs and are subject to fines if they violate the quarantine.

Starting August 20, 2021, Abu Dhabi will require “green” status on the Al Hosn App for residents and visitors 16 and older to enter public venues, including parks, malls, hotels, gyms, cafés, restaurants, and large supermarkets. The Al Hosn app stores information on the user’s testing and vaccination status and facilitates contact tracing to reduce the spread of the virus.  “Green” status indicates full vaccination and a negative PCR test within 30 days. A booster dose is required six months after the second dose.

  • Information on the Al Hosnapp and how to download it is available
  • Visitors and residents who received vaccines outside of the UAE may be able to register their vaccine by visiting ica.gov.ae or by requesting a COVID-19 vaccine exemption. Information on exemptions is available here.
  • Further information on the Al Hosnapp is available at:

Actions to Take: 

  • All U.S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.