Following the latest UAE government directive, guests who are fully vaccinated and travelling with Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi no longer need a PCR test before their flight. The directive came into force on Saturday February 26, 2022.

Guests who are departing or transiting through Abu Dhabi also do not need a PCR test, unless it is a requirement of their end destination. Vaccination certificates must have a QR code.

Guests who are not vaccinated and travelling to Abu Dhabi must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate with a QR code dated within 30 days of departure.

Children younger than 16 are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements to fly, on arrival, or to transit.

Passengers travelling to Abu Dhabi as their end destination will continue to receive a free-of-charge PCR test on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. No further tests are required once in Abu Dhabi.

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