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guidelines

and regulations

Countries around the world have issued specific rules and regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep you protected when you travel. It’s really important that you read these guidelines before you travel, and follow them at all times. Depending on where you are flying to or from, your test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of your flight departure time.

Mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing

It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly. Depending on where you are flying to or from, your test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of your flight departure time. Always check in advance. 

Your test can be taken at any government accredited medical facility. Guests departing Pakistan and India must use an Etihad approved medical facility.  

Children under 12 and people with severe and moderate disabilities are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing, though this is subject to the regulations at your destination.  

Remember to print your test result as you will be required to present it for validation at check-in. You must present a medical certificate or other relevant document, clearly stating the type of test and the result. 

You may also present your test result via the Al Hosn app if you are flying to Abu Dhabi.

If your test is positive or you are unable to present proof of your negative COVID-19 PCR test, you will not be permitted to travel. You can rearrange your flight for free, or cancel and use the value of your flight towards your next trip with Etihad Credit. Read more

COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover

COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover is included with every Etihad Airways ticket – just one of the ways we promise to keep you protected with Etihad Wellness.

Our COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover is an extension to your travel insurance, giving you extra peace of mind as you travel the world. If you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 whilst you’re away, we’ll take care of your medical expenses and quarantine costs.

For extra peace of mind and protection, we always recommend you purchase travel insurance before you fly.

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