After check-in or arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests on these flights should follow the airport signs for the US Preclearance facility. The entrance is next to gates 58-61.
You will find your gate number on the Flight Information Display screens when you exit the Preclearance area.
Duty-free goods, including cigarettes and alcohol, cannot be sold on board flights which have precleared US Customs and Immigration in Abu Dhabi. Do not buy duty-free liquor or perfumes in excess of 100ml.
Liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGS), in limited quantities, are safe to take on board an aircraft. Each traveller is allowed one bag in order to limit the total volume of liquids, aerosols and gels. Consolidating products into one bag and X-raying them separately from the carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear all items.
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveller can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure. Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.
Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these items to conduct additional screening.
This means that liquor and perfumes bought at duty-free are not allowed through a TSA check, even if they are in a STEBs bag (Secure Tamper-Evident Bag).
Customs Declaration Forms will be available at Etihad Airways check-in counters and on board flights. Guests joining from other destinations will also be able to get the forms at the Abu Dhabi check-in counter.