and regulations

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

Transiting in Abu Dhabi? 


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

Discounted COVID-19 tests 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 to book at LifeDx clinics across the UAE and G42 in Dubai for guests travelling to China.

COVID-19 wellness insurance 

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.

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