New guidelines for flying to Shanghai, China

                

Dear Trade Partner,


We have some important information about flights to Shanghai, China.

As a result of new testing requirements, it is not possible for passengers connecting via Abu Dhabi to China to carry out the required testing in the time specified by the Chinese government. Therefore, guests will be unable to connect to Shanghai via Abu Dhabi until 07 December 2020. Please visit ae.china-embassy.org for more details.

Important new flying requirements:

UAE residents are required to:

  • Show a copy of their residence visa at check-in
  • Conduct a PCR test and IgM test 48 hours before their departure at a G42 or SEHA facility in the UAE – the negative result should be submitted to the Chinese embassy for a Health Code, which the guests will need to present at check-in

Non-UAE residents who have not been in the UAE for a minimum of 14 days, are required to:

  • Conduct a PCR test seven days before departure at a G42 or SEHA facility in the UAE. The seven day test result must be shown to enable guests to conduct their 48 hour test
  • Conduct a PCR test and IgM test 48 hours before their departure at a G42 or SEHA facility in the UAE – the negative result should be submitted to the Chinese embassy for a Health Code, which the guests will need to present at check-in
  • Present a copy of their seven-day and 48-hour test result at check-in

Full regulations and guidelines for guests can be found below and by visiting etihad.com/destinationguide

 

Guidelines for guests travelling to Shanghai, China

Below is important information regarding testing for your upcoming flight to Shanghai. All testing procedures must now be completed at the specific testing centres listed below. Tests from other medical facilities will not be accepted.

Flying from Abu Dhabi:

It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test and an antibody blood test (SARS-CoV-2 lgM antibodies test) no earlier than 48 hours before your flight from Abu Dhabi.

If you are not a UAE resident, you must also conduct a PCR test in the UAE seven days before your departure. The seven day test result must be shown to enable you to conduct your 48 hour test, you will also need to show this result at check-in.

If you are a UAE resident, you must show a copy of your residence visa at check-in to prove that you are exempt from the seven-day testing.

All tests must be arranged at one of the approved clinics below. Tests from other medical facilities will not be accepted:

  • SEHA testing centre on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi or in Rashid Port in Dubai
  • G42 Biogenix Labs (various collection points)

G42 Biogenix lab, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi – open 8am to 11pm. Call 0581661261 to book

* Al Hoson One Day Surgery Center, Corniche, Abu Dhabi - open 8am to 10pm. Book online or call 026665557*

* Solomed Polyclinic, Dubai - open 10am to 8pm. Call 072045000 to book

* Al Tadawi Medical, Dubai - open 8am to 9pm. Call 042038888 to book

*Home testing is possible from these clinics

  • You must submit your test results to the local Chinese embassy for verification.
  • If you are a Chinese national, the embassy will issue you with a Green Health Code. Read more
  • If you are a foreign national, the embassy will issue you with a Health Declaration Form. Read more
  • You must present either a Green Health Code or Health Declaration Form from your local Chinese embassy at the airport – you will not be permitted to board your flight otherwise.
  • Before your flight, you must complete a Health declaration form. Please take a screenshot of the QR code – a paper copy will not be accepted.
  • This applies to all guests, including children and infants


If you test positive for COVID-19 or have detected antibodies, you are not permitted to travel. You can rearrange your flight for free, or cancel and use the value of your flight towards your next trip with Etihad Credit. Read more

Always read the latest travel regulations before you fly at etihad.com/destinationguide

 

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