As of August 1, all Etihad Airways passengers travelling from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list of approved testing facilities, as well as their ICA approval if Abu Dhabi is their final 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 one of the approved clinics listed must be shown for approval to board. Children under the age of 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from this PCR test requirement.
Meanwhile, travellers leaving the UAE from Abu Dhabi to any country in the European Union, 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.
In order to facilitate this process, 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 flight.