COVID-19 travel updates

Last updated Thursday 21 May 2020 at 05:00pm UAE

Keeping you connected

At this time, we are operating special flights to and from Abu Dhabi. 

Working closely with the UAE Government and Global Aviation Authorities, our aim is to gradually return to a fuller schedule as soon as circumstances allow. Whilst our network is under continuous review, it remains on sale. All bookings made after 29 April 2020 for travel ‪between 1 July and 31 August 2020, are fully flexible and refundable.

You’ll find the latest information at ‪, as well as live updates across our social media channels.

To check up-to-date flight restrictions around the world, please visit the IATA Travel Centre.

Our flight schedule

Until 15 June 2020, we’ll be operating a number of flights between Abu Dhabi and destinations around the world to help you return home. All flights are subject to change. 

Due to government restrictions across our network, you will be required to check in your cabin baggage before you fly. You will only be permitted to carry a personal item on board, such as a handbag, backpack or laptop bag. This can weigh up to 5kg. 

Remember to read our regulations before you travel.

Flights from Abu Dhabi

Foreign citizen in the UAE? See our flight schedule from Abu Dhabi.


Flights to Abu Dhabi

UAE National or resident? Make sure you have ICA approval from the Abu Dhabi Government before you fly. 

Transit flights between Australia and UK

Our weekly service lets you fly between Sydney, Melbourne and London via Abu Dhabi.

How to change your flight

When the time is right, let’s make it the best adventure yet – with a little extra from us.

If you’re scheduled to fly with us before 31 July 2020, we’ll give you up to US $400 and up to 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles when you save your trip for later. Or, you can change the date of your flight for free.

Booked with a travel agent? You’ll need to speak to them to make changes to your booking, but all of our policies still apply.

Etihad Credit

Make your next trip even more incredible with Etihad Credit. Use the value of your flight towards your next break and we’ll reward you with up to US $400 and up to 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles. 

Get Etihad Credit

Rebook before 31 July

If you’d like to travel before 31 July 2020, you can change the date of your trip for free. You can even choose a different destination within the same region.

Change your flight

Frequently asked questions

Useful information 

Check the status of your flight 

A message from Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer

We’ve been busy behind the scenes making sure that as soon as the time is right, we’re ready to return to the skies; from bringing the world home to vital cargo flights – and our most extensive aircraft maintenance programme yet.