Indian citizens with a visa or residence permit issued by the US, UK, or EU countries can now visit Abu Dhabi.
Such a development came when the Abu Dhabi based Etihad airways revised its travel rules and announced to issue visas on arrival from 70 countries, including India.
It means “when a passenger land in Abu Dhabi, s/he needs to make a way to immigration to receive a visa upon arrival,” stated Etihad.
However, it clarified that Indian nationals holding a US visitor visa or green card are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival in Abu Dhabi. This is also applicable to Indian citizens who have UK or EU residency and passports valid for a minimum of six months.
Confirming the updated travel rules, Etihad Airways said that passengers from India do not require approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizens (ICA).
“Covid-19 vaccination is not a condition to enter the UAE, including Abu Dhabi, but passengers will need to show their PCR report to go to public places,” the airline said.
Take a look at the updated travel guidelines before travelling to Abu Dhabi from India.
As per Etihad, other categories of people who are allowed to fly to Abu Dhabi include:
- A fully vaccinated resident of the UAE. Present proof of having both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine within the UAE prior to 14 days of your journey.
- Medical personnel, education sector workers and students studying in the UAE
- Travelling for medical causes
- Federal government agency workers
- UAE national
- Golden or silver visa holders
70 Countries that will receive a visa on arrival in Abu Dhabi
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Mauritius
- Republic of El Salvador
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- South Korea
- The Vatican
- United Kingdom
- United States of America