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COVID-19 PCR testing mandatory for all worldwide Etihad Airways flights

17 August 2021, 10:04 AM

COVID-19 PCR testing is mandatory before every Etihad Airways flight to give your customers the confidence to travel the world again; they’ll feel safe knowing that everyone on board has tested negative for COVID-19.


Please check to find out when and where to arrange a test.


Depending on the regulations at their final destination, children and infants may be exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing. Always check in advance.


If your customer tests positive or is unable to present proof of their negative COVID-19 PCR test, they will not be permitted to travel. They can rearrange their flight for free or cancel and use the value towards their next trip with Etihad Credit.


COVID-19 PCR testing included from Abu Dhabi


COVID-19 PCR testing is included for all guests when they book and fly with Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi between 1 October and 31 March 2021, excluding flights to China.


Book at, call +971 600 551 636 or email You can visit any Life Dx sample collection facility in the UAE, or arrange for your sample to be collected from home.


ICA approval is no longer required for UAE residents


UAE residents returning to Abu Dhabi must visit to verify their UAE entry status before travel.


Wellness will always be our priority


Our priority will always be the wellness of our guests, ensuring them a safe journey to their final destination. Read more about Etihad Wellness