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New PCR Testing Procedures for Travellers flying Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi

1st August 2020 - 10:30am

Karen Maloney and Shannon O'Dowd (Etihad)

Karen Maloney and Shannon O'Dowd (Etihad)

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New protocols on all Etihad departures to and via Abu Dhabi

 

Effective 1 August, travellers flying Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi, and transferring via Abu Dhabi onwards, will require a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list of approved testing facilities listed HERE, alongside their ICA approval if Abu Dhabi is their end destination. The PCR test must be carried out within 96 hours prior to arrival in Abu Dhabi and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from an approved clinic listed must be shown in order to board. Children under 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from this PCR test requirement.

 

 

Etihad strongly advises travellers to visit HERE for information on country-specific PCR testing requirements, lists of applicable medical testing facilities, and entry regulations.

 

Travellers leaving the UAE from Abu Dhabi to any country in the EU, the UK, or to any country where it is mandatory by the authorities at the destination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required within 96 hours prior to departure. To facilitate this, Etihad Airways is collaborating with Mediclinic Middle East to offer departing travellers the option of convenient PRC testing, for a fee, at their home, or at Mediclinic facilities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai prior to their travel.

 

The gradual return to more international flying to, from, and via Abu Dhabi is being greatly supported by the Etihad Wellness sanitisation and safety programme, which ensures the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at every stage of the customer journey. Specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, have been introduced to provide information and care on the ground and on every flight, so guests can fly with greater ease and peace of mind. More information on the stringent measures being taken see HERE.

 

Etihad continues to follow UAE and international government, regulatory and health authority directives and is playing its part in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19.

 

Please visit HERE  for information on the latest developments, to view their options, and to remain informed on the appropriate entry regulations at their end destination.

 

All travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi as their end destination may be subject to further PCR screening at Abu Dhabi International Airport.


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Karen Maloney and Shannon O'Dowd (Etihad)
New PCR testing procedures for all travellers flying on Etihad Airways
New PCR testing procedures for all travellers flying on Etihad Airways

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