Etihad Hub Covid19 Travel Hub

COVID-19 travel hub

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.

It’s really important to us that your guests feel safe, comfortable and cared for at every point of their trip. With our comprehensive travel guides and Etihad Wellness programme, your guests can look forward to travelling the world with confidence and peace of mind.


Travel requirements 

Read the latest travel requirements for testing and entry regulations.

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Arrive at the airport with confidence knowing that you’ve met all essential COVID-19 requirements before your flight.

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Etihad Wellness

Read more about the steps we’re taking to keep our guests, teams and partners protected.

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No test to fly to Abu Dhabi if you’re fully vaccinated

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.

Entering public places in Abu Dhabi

To enter public places in Abu Dhabi – like hotels, restaurants and malls – guests must be fully vaccinated and hold a negative PCR test result issued within 30 days.

For guests to prove their vaccination status, they must present the Al Hosn app (with green status) or the official health app from your country of residence.


To use the Al Hosn app:

  1. Guests must register via the ICA app or at as soon as possible before their flight
  2. When they land in Abu Dhabi, they’ll receive a UID number at immigration
  3. They must download the Al Hosn app and register using their UID
  4. As long as they’ve been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine, they’ll receive green status on the Al Hosn app 

Transiting in Abu Dhabi

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.

Travelling to Dubai and other Emirates

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.

Stop over in Abu Dhabi

Guests travelling from a Green list country? A stop over in Abu Dhabi is the perfect way to break up a long journey.

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Verified to fly

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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