It’s time to start looking forward to your next trip. Enjoy a quarantine-free stay in Abu Dhabi when you fly from select countries, or transfer to over 60 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. You’ll find all of the destinations we’re flying to below.
Find out everything you need to know before you fly in our handy COVID-19 travel hub.
We currently offer flights to eight Indian destinations including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. Restrictions are in place on flights from India to the UAE until 30 June. Check our travel guides for more details.
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka flights
We are flying to these destinations. Flights from these countries to the UAE are restricted until further notice. Check our travel guides for more details.
If you’re travelling to Shanghai from the UAE, you must have a COVID-19 PCR test and IgM test 48 hours before your flight. Submit your test results and other documents to the local Chinese embassy for verification and present your Green Health Code or Embassy Health Declaration Form at check-in. Read more
You won’t need to quarantine if you’re travelling on a direct flight to Abu Dhabi from any of the countries below, list updated 16 June, 2021:
Your test requirements will vary depending on your visa status and country of origin.
View our helpful guide for full details.
If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine when you travel between the UAE and:
You need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly to Abu Dhabi, even if you are just transiting. Visit etihad.com/destinationguide and enter your final destination to find out where and when to take your test.
Read more about transiting in Abu Dhabi
For new bookings, the maximum connection time in Abu Dhabi is 12 hours.
Use our interactive map to see the destinations we’re flying to around the world. Then when you’re ready to start exploring, simply select ‘Search flights’ to book.
You must wear a face mask at all times whilst you travel.
You must have a COVID-19 PCR test before your flight. Discounted testing is available at selected clinics across Abu Dhabi.
Check in and choose your seat online or via our app from 30 hours before your flight.
Check-in at the airport opens three hours before your flight – your boarding pass will be ready to collect.
On board, food and drinks will be served in line with COVID-19 guidelines.
Our cabin crew wear personal protective equipment at all times and are all vaccinated against COVID-19.
View the recommended time to check-in before you travel with the new Abu Dhabi International Airport check-in portal.
Always read our travel regulations before you fly.
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 a Green list or travel corridor country, you will be required to quarantine when you fly to Abu Dhabi or any of our worldwide destinations.
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.
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.