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 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.
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.
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 052 688 4846 to book.
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 or Etihad Coach only.
If you are travelling to Abu Dhabi airport from Dubai, you can use any form of transport. You must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result valid within 48 hours to enter Abu Dhabi from Dubai.
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.
Whether you are required to quarantine will depend on where you are flying to and your travel history.
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 making it simpler to travel on short breaks and business trips with Etihad Airways.
For trips less than 72 hours, valid PCR tests taken in the UAE can now be used for return journeys too. That means there’s no need to take another PCR test before flying back to Abu Dhabi.
Always check the latest travel regulations for your final destination before you fly.
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