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Booked guests to check before they travel to the airport

23 March 2020, 09:00 AM


From 23 March, only UAE citizens will be permitted entry into Abu Dhabi. All other guests are advised not to make their way to the airport. 


As a directive from authorities in Abu Dhabi, all transit travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport will be suspended as of 22:00 (UAE local time) on Monday 23 March.


If you are booked on a connecting flight via Abu Dhabi to anywhere else on our network, you will not be able to travel.

Only the following guests will be allowed entry into Abu Dhabi: 

  • UAE citizens and immediate family members
  • Diplomatic passport holders
  • Domestic helpers of UAE Nationals with UAE-API clearance


If you do not fall into any of these categories, please do not go to the airport.


You can check the latest travel advice and find out how to rebook your flight at


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