All those travelling through Abu Dhabi Airport need a Covid test certificate
The rules apply whether you’re travelling from, through or into AUH…
Abu Dhabi airport clarified Covid test requirements for all passengers traveling through Abu Dhabi Airport.
As per National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) guidelines, everyone must carry a negative PCR type Covid-19 test, the result of which must have come within 96 hours of the attempted exit, entry or transit of Abu Dhabi Airport.
This applies to all passengers travelling from, through or into Abu Dhabi Airport.
As per the guidelines of @NCEMAUAE, passengers traveling from or through AUH must be carrying a valid negative PCR (COVID-19) test result. Inbound passengers will have to undergo a mandatory PCR test at the airport. Please visit our website for more info: https://t.co/pTzoZgz58s
— Abu Dhabi Airport (@AUH) August 3, 2020
Travelling into UAE
This also includes those leaving on return flights out of the UAE, who are coming back in the near future.
As of August 11, ICA approval to enter Abu Dhabi is no longer required. At the time of writing all other emirates still require ICA approval for entry.
A negative PCR Covid test result result is also required, obtained within 96 hours of intended entry into Abu Dhabi.
The test must be conducted by an approved medical service. There is a list of approved testing facilities for each location on the Etihad network.
Travelling out of the UAE
A negative PCR Covid test result is a prerequisite of outbound travel, and it needs to be obtained within 96 hours of your intended departure from Abu Dhabi.
Those residents travelling out of Abu Dhabi, will also need to check the entry requirements (Etihad’s own website provides a great starting point for your checks) of the particular destination they’re headed to.
Etihad is currently offering (chargeable) home testing in the UAE prior to travel for those in a hurry.
Other safety measures
There are of course other essential safety and hygiene protocols and requirements for passengers. These include the wearing of masks and gloves, and maintaining social distance throughout your passage through the airport.
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Where to look for the latest infomation before your flight
If you’re travelling soon, you might want to bookmark these sites.
Always check directly with your airline, they will be able to supply you with their own policy and often the policies of hub airports too.
If travelling out of the UAE you’ll need to check the current requirements of your destination country. Etihad Airways has collated a strong list of links to help you start your research.