Travel requirements and advice 

Always check the travel requirements for your destination and find out what documents you need for your trip. We’ve put together some useful information and references below, but it’s also important to read the latest government advice and information from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) before you fly.

Essential travel information

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Flying to Abu Dhabi

COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Abu Dhabi. Your passport should be valid for at least six months, unless you hold a valid Residence ID. You only need to apply for a visa if you’re not eligible for a visa on arrival.  

More about visas

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Flying to other worldwide destinations 

Always check the IATA Travel Centre for the latest passport, visa and health  requirements based on your personal details and trip itinerary.

More travel advice

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Flying with a medical condition

You may be required to submit a MEDIF form and latest medical report at least 72 hours before your flight.

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Travelling during pregnancy

From weeks 29 to 36, you will require a medical certificate to fly, which you’ll have to present when you check in at the airport.

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Pets and service animals 

Submit a booking form and all official documents, vet examinations and treatment history at least seven days in advance.

Learn more

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Children travelling alone

Submit an Unaccompanied Minor form and complete further documentation if your child is travelling to South Africa or the UK. 

Common questions

Useful travel tips

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Check the passport, visa and vaccination requirements for your destination carefully.

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Consider applying for an International Driving Permit if you’re planning to drive abroad. 

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Keep copies of your travel itinerary in your checked bag. This will make it easier in the unlikely event that they are delayed. 

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Keep a photocopy of your passport and consider carrying other ID – this will help in the unfortunate event you lose your passport when you’re travelling. 

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Arrange travel insurance before you go and keep the policy documents with you.

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