Abu Dhabi Airports has announced new arrival and departure processes for passengers travelling on special flights operating until 31 May 2020 by Etihad and other partner carriers.

Authorities at Abu Dhabi Airports said, “In addition to passing through state-of-the-art SterixGates, travellers will be required to adhere to a range of precautionary measures and undergo various forms of thermal screening and testing.”

Depending on the destination to which the passenger is travelling, they maybe directed to Terminal 1 (T1), where a Covid-19 rapid antibody test will be conducted by a qualified health professional.

The statement said, “Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi International airport will undergo a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19, and will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and follow all Department of Health guidelines in regard to the coronavirus.”

Moreover, if you are a UAE resident currently located outside the UAE, you need to apply for ICA approval via the UAE Tawajudi service before booking your flight.

You can apply through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website: mofaic.gov.ae