Passengers on all Etihad departures from around the world, to and via Abu Dhabi will now be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to departure and show a negative test certificate in order to travel.
Effective Saturday 1 August, all travellers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure.
This new protocol has been put into place to help to keep you and your family protected and limit the spread of COVID-19.
What do you have to do?
Once you’ve booked your Etihad flight, and your journey date is fast approaching, you must arrange a test with a Pure Health medical facility.
Your COVID-19 PCR test must be carried out within 96 hours prior to arrival in Abu Dhabi and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from one of the approved clinics listed must be shown for approval to board.
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. In this instance, you will be able to rearrange your flight for free, or cancel and use the value of your flight towards your next trip with Etihad Credit.
Children under the age of 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from this PCR test requirement.
If your end destination is UAE, don’t forget to also apply for ICA approval.
The gradual return to more international 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, 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.
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