Etihad to Exempt Passengers from COVID-19 Test If Returning to Abu Dhabi Within 72 Hours

According to Etihad Airways, passengers returning to Abu Dhabi from a 72-hour trip abroad will not be required to present a new certificate of negative PCR test upon arrival.

The decision was made to make travel simpler and easier for passengers on short breaks and business trips, but travellers will be required to carry a negative PCR report when flying from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Etihad to Exempt Passengers from COVID-19 Test If Returning to Abu Dhabi Within 72 Hours
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Returning Passengers to Abu Dhabi Within 72 Hours to be Exempted from COVID-19 Test – Etihad

PCR tests performed in the UAE can now be utilized for return travels for trips lasting less than 72 hours. The PCR certificate will be valid for 72 hours after the result is received.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was the first airline in the world to have 100% of its operating flight crew vaccinated against COVID-19, and it was also the first to require passengers to produce a negative PCR test result prior to departure.

Meanwhile, flights from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are still suspended until August 2, while travel restrictions in India and Pakistan will stay in effect until further notice, according to the latest government guidelines.

Emiratis, diplomatic missions, official delegations, and 10-year Golden Visa holders, on the other hand, are immune from the UAE entry restrictions.

However, passengers will be subject to quarantine conditions while Etihad Airways continues to fly flights to all four countries.

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