You no longer need a test to fly to Abu Dhabi if you’re vaccinated or you’re under 16, or you hold a COVID-19 recovery certificate. For guests who are not vaccinated or flying to another destination, please follow the latest travel requirements.
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You no longer need a test before you fly to Abu Dhabi if you are fully vaccinated.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you must present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Your recovery certificate must be dated within 30 days of departure and have a QR code. Children under 16 are exempt.
If you’re transiting in Abu Dhabi or flying to any other destination, please follow the guidelines on our travel requirements page.
You won’t need to take a test when you arrive in Abu Dhabi.
You are only permitted to enter public places in Abu Dhabi – like hotels, restaurants, malls and supermarkets – if you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
For guests to prove their vaccination status, they must present either the Al Hosn app (with green status) or the official health app from their country of residence.
To use the Al Hosn app:
We’ll make our guests’ connection as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Our Business Lounge and GoSleep sleeping pods are open in Terminal 3, as well as the Al Dhabi lounge and Aerotel Abu Dhabi in Terminal 1. A range of food and beverage outlets and Duty Free stores are open, all with carefully considered safety measures to keep our guests protected.
Guests can even stay connected with free Wi-Fi and mobile charging points throughout the airport.
For new bookings, the maximum connection time in Abu Dhabi is 12 hours.
We’ve made it even easier to travel to Dubai when guests fly to Abu Dhabi, with complimentary transfer services.
Learn more about travelling to Dubai and other emirates.
Guests travelling from a Green list country? A stop over in Abu Dhabi is the perfect way to break up a long journey.
Verified to Fly lets guests validate their COVID-19 travel documents ahead of their trip. With one less thing to think about before they travel, they can fast track straight to our Verified to Fly desks at the airport for a quicker and simpler check-in.
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