To make sure you stay safe when you travel, it’s really important that you read these guidelines before you fly. Remember to check the regulations at both your departure and arrival destination.
For protection and peace of mind, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test before every Etihad Airways flight.
If you need to rearrange your flight, please visit etihad.com/manage.
Arrive at the airport with confidence knowing that you’ve met all essential COVID-19 requirements before your flight.
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You must have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly to Abu Dhabi, even if you are just transiting. Enter your final destination above to find out where and when to take your test.
Read more about transiting in Abu Dhabi
Flying from Abu Dhabi? Save on the cost of your COVID-19 PCR test with discounted testing at G42 and LifeDx clinics across the UAE.
Tests start from AED 55, and if you’re flying in First or Business, you can arrange for your sample to be collected from home.
Call G42 on 02 205 5999 or visit lifedx.net/etihad to book at LifeDx clinics across the UAE and G42 in Dubai for guests travelling to China.
COVID-19 wellness insurance is included with every Etihad Airways ticket up to 31 March 2022.
If you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 whilst you’re away, we’ll take care of your medical expenses and quarantine costs.
Travel with confidence
We’re taking extra steps to make sure you feel safe and well when you travel. We've limited touchpoints and allowed for more distance between you and other guests, and for extra peace of mind, we’ve introduced a team of Wellness Ambassadors to help at every point of your journey.
You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before every Etihad Airways flight.
If you’re flying to Abu Dhabi as your final destination, take your test 48 hours before your flight departure time. Some exemptions apply.
For all other destinations, your test must be carried out 48 or 72 hours ahead of your flight departure time. This will depend on where you’re flying to or from and your transit time.
Read more at etihad.com/destinationguide. Always check the requirements at both your departure and arrival city by selecting the ‘Flying to’ and ‘Flying from’ tabs.
That depends on where you’re flying to. In a lot of cases, children up to a certain age will be required to have a test before they fly.
You’ll find more information at etihad.com/destinationguide.
Yes. We’re conducting COVID-19 rapid testing in Abu Dhabi airport. Tests cost USD 50 (subject to exchange rate) and you will need to pay for your test when you check-in. Transit testing is currently not available if you are flying from Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, we are working on a solution to this with the authorities.
No, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before every Etihad Airways flight.
Find out when to take your test at etihad.com/destinationguide.
You can take your COVID-19 PCR test at any accredited medical facility.
If you are travelling to China, you must take your test at one of the G42 clinics listed below:
Tests from other medical facilities will not be accepted. Call +971 52 688 4846 or +971 2 2055 999 to book.
After landing in Abu Dhabi, your method of travel to Dubai or northern emirates will depend on your vaccination status and if you are travelling from a Green list country. In this case you can travel using any means of transport.
We’ll always do our best to make sure that you are seated with your family. The best way to guarantee the seats you’d like is to book them in advance.
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You’ll always find the most up to date travel information – including testing and quarantine requirements – at etihad.com/destinationguide.
Use the ‘Flying to’ and ‘Flying from’ tabs to check the regulations at both your city of departure and arrival.
Yes! We’re proud to be the first airline in the world to vaccinate all pilots and cabin crew on board against COVID-19. It’s just one of the ways we’re keeping you protected with Etihad Wellness.
To keep everyone protected on board, you must have a COVID-19 PCR test before every Etihad Airways flight.
You won’t need to quarantine when you arrive in Abu Dhabi if you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or you’re travelling from a Green list country.
You can pay to print personal documents, like your PCR test result, at selected airports. Please note that printing facilities are not available at every airport.
If you are flying to Abu Dhabi, you must register via the ICA Smart Travel Service. This applies to adults and children/infants and if you are travelling to Dubai or another emirate.
If you have been fully vaccinated in the UAE:
If you’ve been fully vaccinated outside the UAE:
If you have not been vaccinated:
Clear US immigration and customs during your transit in Abu Dhabi.
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