You no longer need a test to fly to Abu Dhabi if you’re vaccinated or you’re under 16, or you hold a valid COVID-19 recovery certificate. Always check the travel requirements for your final destination.
To make sure you stay safe when you travel, it’s important that you read these guidelines before you fly. Remember to check the regulations at both your departure and arrival destination.
To keep everyone protected on board, you must wear a face mask on every Etihad Airways flight.
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That depends on where you’re flying to and your vaccination status.
If you’re flying to Abu Dhabi as your final destination:
If you’re flying to any other destination, you only need to take a test if it is required at your final destination.
Find out more at etihad.com/destinationguide.
If your final destination doesn’t require a test, you won’t need one to transit through Abu Dhabi regardless of your vaccination status. Always check the test requirements and exemptions for your final destination.
You should take your test at the specified time at an accredited clinic. Depending on where you’re flying to, there may specific clinics where you need to take your test.
Check the latest travel requirements to find out where and when to take a test.
If you need a PCR test, we accept RT-PCR and NAAT PCR tests.
If your final destination is Abu Dhabi, to be fully vaccinated your vaccine certificate must contain a QR code and you must have received two doses of the same vaccine, or one dose of Janssen, which should be one of the following vaccinations:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience Co Ltd. from Korea), Covishield, Covovax, Covaxin, *Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V.
No booster is required and you can have taken your vaccine at any time.
Always check our guide for your final destination as other countries will have different rules.
Our flexible fares give you the freedom to change your flight if you need to.
Find out how to change your flight at etihad.com/manage, or read more about what to do if your flight has been cancelled or changed.
You can upload your documents at etihad.com/manage from 72 to two hours before your flight.
You must have a confirmed flight reservations to view the requirements for your trip.
Read more at etihad.com/verifiedtofly.
You must prove that you’re fully vaccinated and hold a negative PCR test result issued within 14 days before you enter public places in Abu Dhabi. You can do this by presenting the health app from your country of residence, or the Al Hosn app.
If you’d like to use the Al Hosn app, you must register via the ICA before you fly to Abu Dhabi.
Otherwise, it’s not mandatory to register.
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