To make sure you stay protected 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.
You need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly to Abu Dhabi, even if you are just transiting. For most destinations, your test must be carried out 48 or 72 hours before your flight, though this will depend on your final destination.
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COVID-19 PCR testing is included with all flights from Abu Dhabi when you book and fly between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021, excluding flights to China.
Book at lifedx.net/etihad, call +971 600 551 636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit any Life Dx sample collection facility in the UAE, or arrange for your sample to be collected from home.
Please check etihad.com/destinationguide to find out when to arrange your test.
COVID-19 PCR testing is mandatory before every flight to give you the confidence to travel the world again. If your test is positive or you are unable to present proof of your negative COVID-19 PCR test, you will not be permitted to travel. Visit etihad.com/manage to rearrange your flight for free or cancel and use the value of your flight towards your next trip with Etihad Credit.
If you’re flying to China, you must arrange a COVID-19 PCR test at an approved G42 clinic.
COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover is included with every Etihad Airways ticket up to 31 March 2021 – just one of the ways we promise to keep you protected with Etihad Wellness.
Our COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover is an extension to your travel insurance, giving you extra peace of mind as you travel the world. If you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 whilst you’re away, we’ll take care of your medical expenses and quarantine costs.
For extra peace of mind and protection, we always recommend you purchase travel insurance before you fly.
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Book your flight at etihad.com. If you are a UAE resident, you no longer require ICA approval to return to Abu Dhabi.
You must have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly. Enter your destination to find out when to take your test.
When you receive your negative COVID-19 PCR test, you’re fit to fly.
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Find out about the steps we’re taking to make sure you feel safe and well when you travel with Etihad Wellness.
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You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before every Etihad Airways flight. For most 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 can read more at etihad.com/destinationguide. Always remember to check the requirements at both your departure and arrival city by selecting the ‘Flying to’ and ‘Flying from’ tabs.
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 these G42 clinics listed below. Tests from other medical facilities will not be accepted:
*Home testing is available with these clinics
No, you will not be required to quarantine if you’re travelling straight to Dubai. You are permitted to travel to Dubai or any northern emirate by Etihad Chauffeur, Etihad Coach or Airport Taxi only.
Yes! You can pay to reserve your seat from the moment you book you ticket, or you can select your seat when you check-in online.
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.
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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.
Unless you are travelling directly from an exempt country, you will be required to quarantine when you fly to Abu Dhabi or any of our worldwide destinations.
Always read the latest travel regulations for more information about testing and quarantine at your departure and arrival destinations.
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