United Arab Emirates' flagship carrier Etihad Airways recently announced new rules for passengers arriving from 'Green List' countries and other destinations to avail visa on arrival facility.

Recently Abu Dhabi announced that travellers can enter the country if they are citizens or residents of the United Arab Emirates, or if they are eligible for a visa on arrival.

Etihad Airways now announced Visa on Arrival for passengers arriving from 70 countries including Canada, China, Maldives, France, UK and US.

These travellers do not need to apply for a visa before traveling to the UAE. "When you land in Abu Dhabi, make your way to immigration to get the visa," Etihad said.

Indian travellers will be allowed to enter UAE only if they are:

1. UAE National, Golden/Silver Visa holder or Diplomat.
2. A fully vaccinated resident of the UAE - you must have proof of having received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine within the UAE at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. Medical personnel, employees in the education sector or students studying in the UAE.
4. Travelling for medical reasons.
5. A federal Government agency worker.
6. UAE Citizens and their immediate family members.
7. Diplomats traveling on duty or guests with official passports accompanied by an official letter from the United Arab Emirates MOFA.

Travel to Dubai or other Emirates

If you are a tourist travelling to Dubai or other emirates through Abu Dhabi, your visa must be issued for Abu Dhabi, unless you are entering from a green-listed country.

Kenya, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, or Turkey and you will be transferred directly to another emirate upon arrival in Abu Dhabi - you must travel by Etihad Coach or Etihad Chauffeur.


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