Etihad Hub Covid19 Travel Hub

COVID-19 travel hub

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, Etihad Wellness programme and COVID-19 insurance included as standard, your guests can look forward to travelling the world with confidence and peace of mind.

All guests must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test to fly with Etihad Airways. Visit to find out where and when to take a test.


COVID-19 waiver

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Etihad Credit

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Travel regulations

Quarantine regulations, visa information and the latest travel information around the world.

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We’re flying worldwide! Check our latest network to Abu Dhabi and beyond.

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 COVID-19 cover

COVID-19 insurance is included with every EY flight ticket until 30 September 2021.

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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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Flying to Abu Dhabi

UAE nationals and residents, and guests eligible for a visa on arrival are permitted to fly to Abu Dhabi. Tourist visas must be issued in Abu Dhabi. 

Step 1

All guests require a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before flying to Abu Dhabi 

Step 2

They’ll have a COVID-19 PCR test when they land in Abu Dhabi airport

Step 3

Unless they’re travelling from a Green list country, they must quarantine for up to 12 days, depending on their vaccination status

Step 4

All guests are required to take a follow up COVID-19 test on specified days depending on where they’ve travelled from and their vaccination status

Who needs to quarantine in Abu Dhabi?

No quarantine is required for guests travelling on a direct flight from a Green list country.

There’s also no quarantine for guests flying to or from a travel corridor country, as long as they’ve been fully vaccinated (final dose received at least 28 days before travel).

For flights from all other destinations, guests will be required to quarantine for up to 12 days, subject to their vaccination status, and wear a medically approved wristband.

Guests travelling from a country that the UAE authorities deem to be high-risk will be subject to quarantine at a government facility.

Read more about quarantine requirements in Abu Dhabi at

Green list countries

Effective 31 July  2PM UAE time, there’s no quarantine for guests travelling on a direct flight to Abu Dhabi from any of the countries below.

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brunei 
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong, China 
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, China
  •  Ukraine
  • United States

Travel corridor countries

Guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine when they travel between the UAE and:

  • Bahrain
  • Greece
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles 

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.

Remember, guests need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before they fly to Abu Dhabi, even if they are just transiting. Visit and enter the final destination to find out where and when to take the test. 

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 and discounted COVID-19 PCR testing. Travel to another emirate by Etihad Chauffeur or Etihad Coach, and when they arrive, simply follow the quarantine rules of that emirate.

If guests are travelling to another emirate via Abu Dhabi as a tourist, their visa must be issued in Abu Dhabi – tourist visas issued in Dubai or other emirates will only be accepted if they originate from a green country listed above.

If they are travelling from another emirate to reach Abu Dhabi airport, they must present a negative COVID-19 test valid within 48 hours before they’ll be permitted to enter Abu Dhabi. Taxis are in operation between Dubai and Abu Dhabi airport.

Learn more about travelling to Dubai and other emirates.

Stop by Abu Dhabi

Guests travelling from a Green list country? A stopover 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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