Etihad Hub News

Further information about travelling to Abu Dhabi

23 July 2020, 09:00 PM

Dear Trade Partner,

As I always say, I want you to be the first to know of any changes. Travel regulations are changing regularly around the world, and I want to make sure that you are kept up-to-date with any changes as they happen.

An update on guests travelling to Abu Dhabi

Guests are only permitted to enter Abu Dhabi if they are a UAE national or resident with a valid visa. It is compulsory for guests to have ICA approval and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result – they will not be permitted to fly otherwise. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.

The result must be issued by an ICA-approved medical facility and guests must travel within 96 hours of conducting their test. You’ll find a growing list of approved medical facilities at

If there are no approved facilities at their country of departure or if their test is positive, guests will not be permitted to travel. Guests can rearrange their flight for free, or cancel and use the value of their flight towards their next trip with Etihad Credit.

Thank you for your patience at this time, we know how fast things are moving.


Kind regards,


Duncan Bureau

Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution 

Etihad Airways