Our October and November
Our network is growing – so it’s time to start looking forward to your next trip. Fly to and from Abu Dhabi or transfer to over 50 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America in October and November. You’ll find all of the destinations we’re flying to below.
We offer flights to eight Indian destinations including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram for guests travelling from Abu Dhabi.
If you are travelling from Pakistan, there are a number of travel regulations you need to be aware of. You must present a negative COVID-19 test result before you will be permitted to fly, and you must download the UAE Al Hosn app. Find out more
If you are travelling to Shanghai from the UAE, it is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before your flight. All travellers to China are required to submit their test result to the local Chinese embassy for verification. For Chinese nationals, this will be a ‘Green Health Code’. and for Foreign nationals, an Embassy ‘Health Declaration Form’. You will only be permitted to fly if you have a negative test result and can present a Green Health Code or embassy Issued Health Declaration before boarding. Read more
You will only be permitted to enter the UAE if you are a UAE national or resident with a valid visa. All other visa types, including tourist visas, are unable to enter.
If you are a UAE resident, you no longer require ICA approval to return to Abu Dhabi. Before you book your flight, you are encouraged to visit uaeentry.ica.gov.ae. Please submit your passport number and Emirates ID number to receive instant verification of your UAE entry status. This will be in accordance with your UAE residence visa validity. We recommend you clear your browser data before visiting the site, and if you are not permitted to travel, keep checking as the system is updated regularly.
Always remember to check the latest travel regulations before you fly. It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test, and you may be required to comply with additional measures before you’ll permitted on board.
Introducing our COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover – just one of the ways we promise to keep you protected with Etihad Wellness. Our cover is included with every Etihad Airways ticket travelling from 7 September 2020 up to 31 December 2020.
Travel with confidence
We’ve removed change and cancellation fees so you can change your flight for free. Book before 31 December 2020, for travel as per your ticket validity.
Use our interactive map to see the destinations we’re flying to and the routes we’ll be operating soon. Then when you’re ready to start exploring, simply select ‘Search flights’ to book.
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 and 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
Fly from Abu Dhabi and choose from over 50 worldwide destinations.
It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly with Etihad Airways. Don’t forget, if you’re a UAE national you need to register with Twajudi before you travel.
Always check the latest travel regulations for your destination before you fly.
If you are travelling from another emirate to reach Abu Dhabi airport, you must present a negative COVID-19 test before you will be permitted to enter Abu Dhabi. The test must be valid within 48 hours.
Find out everything you need to know about travelling from Abu Dhabi or reaching the airport from another emirate.
You’ll only be permitted to enter the UAE if you are a UAE national or resident with a valid visa.
It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly with Etihad Airways. Depending on where you are flying to or from, your test must be carried out between 48 and 96 hours ahead of your flight departure time. Always check in advance.
Please refer to our helpful list of locally approved medical clinics to arrange your COVID-19 PCR test. You must present your test result for validation at check-in.
Children under 12 are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.
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.
You must print your test results and keep them with you throughout your trip.
Book at etihad.com, on our mobile app or by calling our Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 from the UAE.
When you land, you will undergo thermal screening and COVID-19 PCR testing at Abu Dhabi airport, this will take some time to complete. This applies to all guests, excluding children under 12.
On arrival into Abu Dhabi you must self-isolate for 14 days. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for your 14-day quarantine; either at home, in a hotel or at accommodation provided by the authorities. You will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of your quarantine. The wristband will be provided by the authorities at Abu Dhabi Airport after you clear immigration. You are exempt from having to wear the wristband if you:
You are required to repeat a COVID-19 PCR test on day 12 of quarantine. Subject to a negative test result, your wristband will then be removed on day 14. Children under 12 are exempt from testing unless they show symptoms of Coronavirus.
After landing in Abu Dhabi, you are only permitted to travel to another UAE emirate by Airport Taxi, Etihad Chauffeur or Etihad Express Coach. If for any reason you are unable to travel this way, you will be required to follow standard Abu Dhabi quarantine guidelines.
You can read more about the quarantine guidelines from the links below:
You will be asked to complete a form agreeing to self-isolate and do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the UAE. We recommend you complete this form in advance of your trip. Download now.
Fly via Abu Dhabi to or from destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Remember, the maximum connection time in Abu Dhabi is eight hours. If the time between your connecting flights exceeds eight hours, you will not be permitted to check in.
When we land in Abu Dhabi, you’ll be directed to the airport terminal. Please remember to keep your face mask on and follow the new measures that have been put in place to keep you protected.
Our team will carry out an extensive deep clean of the aircraft, including seats, seatbelts, toilets, tray tables and armrests. As soon as the next aircraft is ready, you’ll board the plane and we’ll continue to our final destination.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, limited Duty Free and food and beverage options are available in Abu Dhabi. Our Business Class Lounge is open in Terminal 3, but all other lounges remain closed. We will reopen them as soon as we can.
We understand this is a long journey, and we’ll do everything we can to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible for you; you will not need to collect your bags when we land in Abu Dhabi, and our maximum connection time is eight hours.
If you’re worried you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms, take our COVID-19 self-assessment for an easy-to-understand and personalised assessment in minutes. The results will help you understand your probability of having COVID-19 and decide if it’s safe for you to travel.
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.