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Changes to the conditions of travel with Etihad Airways
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Following recent directives from the UAE government, from February 26, guests arriving on Etihad Airways flights to Abu Dhabi who have been vaccinated for COVID-19

Following recent directives from the UAE government, from February 26, guests arriving on Etihad Airways flights to Abu Dhabi who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need to have a nasal swab (PCR) screened prior to their travel.

Also, travelers transiting from or departing from Abu Dhabi will not need a nasal swab test (PCR) unless their final destination requires it. Their vaccination certificates should carry a QR reader system.

Unvaccinated guests traveling to Abu Dhabi must present a certified negative PCR test result within 48 hours of their travel date, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate within 30 days of their travel date, certified and carrying a QR reader system.

Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination and nasal swab screening (PCR) either before travel, upon arrival or in transit.

As for guests traveling to Abu Dhabi as their final destination, they will continue to undergo a free PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. They will not need further examinations after that in Abu Dhabi.