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.
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 30 September 2021.
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. For most 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.
You can read more at etihad.com/destinationguide. Always remember to check the requirements at both your departure and arrival city by selecting the ‘Flying to’ and ‘Flying from’ tabs.
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 these G42 clinics listed below. Tests from other medical facilities will not be accepted:
*Home testing is available with these clinics
No, you will not be required to quarantine if you’re travelling straight to Dubai. You are permitted to travel to Dubai or any northern emirate by Etihad Chauffeur, Etihad Coach or Airport Taxi only.
If you are travelling to Abu Dhabi airport from Dubai, you can use any form of transport. Remember, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result valid within 48 hours to enter Abu Dhabi from Dubai.
Yes! You can pay to reserve your seat from the moment you book you ticket, or you can select your seat when you check-in online.
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.
Read more about our seat choices
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.
Unless you are travelling directly from an exempt country, you will be required to quarantine when you fly to Abu Dhabi or any of our worldwide destinations.
From 3 May, if you are a UAE national or resident, you’ll only be required to quarantine for five days in Abu Dhabi if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be fully vaccinated, 28 days must have passed since your final dose of the vaccine.
Always read the latest travel regulations for more information about testing and quarantine at your departure and arrival destinations.
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.
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