Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Effective 21 August, Etihad Airways will operate a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai.
The flights can be booked 24/7 through Hala Travel Management, Etihad’s travel management arm, by calling +971 2 511 7777, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Flights must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. The mandatory documentation required will be collected and processed by Hala travel consultants.
Travellers leaving Abu Dhabi to India are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a government accredited medical facility, received within 96 hours prior to departure. This negative result certificate will exempt the traveller from mandatory quarantine on arrival in India. More information, including a list of approved clinics is available on www.etihad.com/destinationguide. Children under the age of 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from this PCR test requirement, however rules may differ from state to state and travellers are advised to check before flying.
To help facilitate this process, Etihad Airways is collaborating with Mediclinic Middle East to offer departing travellers the option of convenient PCR testing, for a fee, at their home, or at Mediclinic facilities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai prior to their travel.
Travellers need to follow the Air Suvidha guidelines and fill in the Arrival Self-Declaration Form which is available online, or from the HALA travel consultants.
Flight Schedule, effective 21 August 2020 (all times local):
Abu Dhabi - Mumbai
21, 23, 24 August
Abu Dhabi - Delhi
Abu Dhabi - Bengaluru
Only permanent residents of the following Indian states are permitted to travel to the following cities:
Flying to, from, and via Abu Dhabi is being greatly supported by the Etihad Wellness sanitisation and safety programme, which ensures the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at every stage of the customer journey. This includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who have been introduced by the airline to provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight, so guests can fly with greater ease and peace of mind. More information on the stringent measures being taken by Etihad Airways to provide a healthy and hygienic travel experience is available at www.etihad.com/wellness.
Etihad continues to follow UAE and international government, regulatory and health authority directives, and is playing its part in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19.
NOTE: Those travelling on special services to India are required to wear a face shield, which will be provided upon boarding.