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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Updated COVID Restrictions in Abu Dhabi (July 18, 2021) 
July 18, 2021

Location:  United Arab Emirates


Event:  Abu Dhabi Disinfection Program and Movement Restrictions


The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced a national disinfection program will begin on Monday, July 19, 2021, as part of the effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  A curfew will be in place between midnight and 5:00 a.m. in Abu Dhabi.  No public transportation services will be operating during those hours, and it will only be permissible to go out for essential supplies, such as food and medicine.  To apply for a movement permit, visit www.adpolice.gov.ae.


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 websitefor the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens.
  • Consult the CDC websitefor 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 pageon 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 websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.




  • U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi
    Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4
    +971 2 414 2200



  • U.S. Consulate General Dubai
    Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Al Seef Streets
    +971 4 309 4000