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Stopover packages to China

19 July 2022, 12:00 PM


We’re pleased to announce the introduction of our new stopover packages, exclusively for guests travelling to China via Abu Dhabi.

Our two, three and four-night stopover packages include bed and breakfast accommodation in a choice of hotels, a personalised meet and greet service in Abu Dhabi, a welcome kit and private hotel transfers.

For more information or to book, please visit


Essential vaccination requirements for Etihad flights to China 

Before booking, it’s important guests check they meet Etihad’s vaccination requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated more than 14 days before departure, and hold proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, including a *booster dose if applicable, of any MOHAP or WHO approved vaccine.
  • *If they received three vaccine doses of an approved vaccine, they do not require a booster. If they received two doses of a vaccine and the last dose was more than six months ago, guests will require a booster dose.
  • Children under 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement.

If your customers are not fully vaccinated with a booster, we are unable to accept them for travel to China at this time. 


Flying to China via Abu Dhabi


Guests must meet all the travel requirements listed on the website of the Chinese Embassy in the country where they start their journey as well as Etihad’s requirements.

For their first flight to Abu Dhabi:

  • Meet all PCR testing rules and apply for a Health code (Embassy requirements) as well as meeting Etihad’s vaccination requirements above. They will not be permitted to fly otherwise.

Before their flight from Abu Dhabi:

  • Within 48 hours: Take two PCR tests (at the same time) and one IgM test at the G42 facility in Abu Dhabi
  • Within 24 hours: Take one PCR test at any other lab in Abu Dhabi
  • Apply for a Health code from their local Chinese Embassy in Abu Dhabi
  • Within 12 hours: Take one rapid PCR test at the G42 facility in Abu Dhabi
  • Complete a Health declaration form and take a screenshot of the QR code 

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