It’s time to start looking forward to your next trip. Enjoy a quarantine-free stay in Abu Dhabi when you fly from select countries, or transfer to over 60 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. You’ll find all of the destinations we’re flying to below.
Find out everything you need to know before you fly in our handy COVID-19 travel hub.
You won’t need to quarantine if you’re travelling on a direct flight to Abu Dhabi from any of the countries below.
Etihad green destinations:
If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine when you travel between the UAE and the following destinations:
You need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly to Abu Dhabi, even if you are just transiting. Visit etihad.com/destinationguide and enter your final destination to find out where and when to take your test.
Read more about transiting in Abu Dhabi
For new bookings, the maximum connection time in Abu Dhabi is 12 hours.
Use our interactive map to see the destinations we’re flying to around the world. Then when you’re ready to start exploring, simply select ‘Search flights’ to book.
You must wear a face mask at all times whilst you travel.
You must have a COVID-19 PCR test before your flight. Discounted testing is available at selected clinics across Abu Dhabi.
Check in and choose your seat online or via our app from 30 hours before your flight.
Check-in at the airport opens three hours before your flight – your boarding pass will be ready to collect.
On board, food and drinks will be served in line with COVID-19 guidelines.
Our cabin crew wear personal protective equipment at all times and are all vaccinated against COVID-19.
View the recommended time to check-in before you travel with the new Abu Dhabi International Airport check-in portal.
Always read our travel regulations before you fly.
You must take your test 72 hours before your first flight departure time, unless the testing requirements at your final destination are 48 hours.
If you are unable to meet this requirement, you can take a COVID-19 PCR test whilst you’re in transit in Abu Dhabi airport.
You must pay for your test when you check in before you fly to Abu Dhabi. We recommend paying by credit card. Cash will only be accepted in the local currency at your departure airport. Tests cost USD 50 (rate variable based on the latest exchange rate).
That depends on where you’re flying to. In a lot of cases, children up to a certain age will be required to have a test before they fly.
You’ll find more information at etihad.com/destinationguide.
Yes. We’re conducting COVID-19 rapid testing in Abu Dhabi airport. Tests cost USD 50 (subject to exchange rate) and you will need to pay for your test when you check-in. Transit testing is currently not available if you are flying from Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, we are working on a solution to this with the authorities.
No, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before every Etihad Airways flight.
Find out when to take your test at etihad.com/destinationguide.
You can take your COVID-19 PCR test at any accredited medical facility.
If you are travelling to China, you must take your test at one of the G42 clinics listed below:
Tests from other medical facilities will not be accepted. Call +971 52 688 4846 or +971 2 2055 999 to book.
No you don’t. You can travel to Dubai by any means of transport. If you were to choose to stay in Abu Dhabi, you would only need to quarantine if you were not vaccinated and not arriving from a green list country.
We’ll always do our best to make sure that you are seated with your family. The best way to guarantee the seats you’d like is to book them in advance.
Read more about our seat choices
You’ll always find the most up to date travel information – including testing and quarantine requirements – at etihad.com/destinationguide.
Use the ‘Flying to’ and ‘Flying from’ tabs to check the regulations at both your city of departure and arrival.
Yes! We’re proud to be the first airline in the world to vaccinate all pilots and cabin crew on board against COVID-19. It’s just one of the ways we’re keeping you protected with Etihad Wellness.
To keep everyone protected on board, you must have a COVID-19 PCR test before every Etihad Airways flight.
If you’re flying to Abu Dhabi as your final destination, take your test 48 hours before your flight departure time. Some exemptions apply.
For all other destinations, your test must be carried out 48 or 72 hours ahead of your flight departure time. This will depend on where you’re flying to or from and your transit time.
You won’t need to quarantine when you arrive in Abu Dhabi if you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or you’re travelling from a Green list country.
You can pay to print personal documents, like your PCR test result, at selected airports. Please note that printing facilities are not available at every airport.
If you are flying to Abu Dhabi, you must register via the ICA Smart Travel Service. This applies to adults and children/infants and if you are travelling to Dubai or another emirate.
If you have been fully vaccinated in the UAE:
If you’ve been fully vaccinated outside the UAE:
If you have not been vaccinated:
We’re taking extra steps to make sure you feel safe and well when you travel. We've limited touchpoints and allowed for more distance between you and other guests, and for extra peace of mind, we’ve introduced a team of Wellness Ambassadors to help at every point of your journey.
We work with a network of partners to offer you optional services that make your journey with us even better. When you click a link from one of our partners: