5th, 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been implementing the
'U.S. Visit Program'.
applies to all visitors. It does not apply to U.S. citizens or Legal Residents.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers will use an inkless fingerprint
scanner to automatically read the fingerprints of these visitors. The Customs
and Border Protection officer will also take a digital photograph. This
biographic and fingerprint data will be used to verify the identity of the
visitor. For additional information visit www.dhs.gov/us-visit
to the U.S. must pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration in Terminal 3 (Abu
Dhabi) before departure.
review the U.S. CBP pre clearance requirements before arriving at the airport.
check-in or arrival in Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests on these flights
should follow the airport signage for the U.S. Preclearance facility. The
entrance to the U.S. Preclearance facility is adjacent to gates 58-61. Please proceed to the
facility not later than 60-minutes before Departure.
gate number will be advised on the Flight Information Display screens on
exiting the Preclearance area.
free goods including cigarettes and alcohol cannot be sold on-board flights
which preclear U.S. Customs and Immigration in Abu Dhabi. Do not buy Duty free liquor or perfumes in
excess of 100ml.
Liquids, aerosols and gels, (LAGS) in limited
quantities, are safe to bring aboard an aircraft. Each traveller is allowed one
bag in order to limit the total volume of liquids, aerosols and gels.
Consolidating products into one bag and X-raying them separately from the
carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear all items.
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle
or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per
passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total
liquid volume each traveller can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a
security measure. Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down
the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint
Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby
formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities
exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare
these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these
items to conduct additional screening.
This means that liquor and perfumes bought at
Duty Free are not allowed through a TSA check, even if they are in a STEBs bag
(Secure Tamper-Evident Bag).
for all flights to the U.S. will close 120 minutes before departure for guests
who are commencing their journey in Abu Dhabi.
Forms will be available at Etihad Airways check-in counters and onboard
flights. Guests joining from other destinations will also be able to get the
forms at Abu Dhabi check-in counter.