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The following are special procedures applied by Abu Dhabi Airport to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Transit / transfer flights
Throughout June, Etihad Airways will operate a special flight network that provides easy transfer connections via Abu Dhabi from Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo to major cities throughout Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Heathrow London, Madrid, Milan, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Zurich. Please visit here.
Before arriving at the airport
Passengers are encouraged to check in online.
At the airport
The rules of social distance apply.
Always wear a mask, personal protective equipment, and disposable gloves.
Passengers can carry hand sanitiser liquid of up to 250 ml in a container.
Arriving passengers from visa-free countries and those arriving from high-risk countries will be subject to advanced PCR testing at the airport. Following testing, passengers will be required to self-isolate for four days. After the four-day isolation period, passengers will be required to undertake a secondary PCR test to check for a COVID-19 infection. In addition to the tests, incoming passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days following their arrival in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi International Airport has facilitated a number of repatriation and humanitarian flights for the Emirates returning to the UAE as well as expatriates and foreign nationals leaving for their home countries.
All incoming passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport, will undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Other steps include the dissemination of advanced sterilization technology to clean public areas, enforcement of social distance guidelines, management of labor clusters, and thermal screening.
Hotel accommodations at Abu Dhabi International Airport are only available for stranded passengers.
Taxis and buses are available for public transportation from/to the airport.
If there are passengers who show symptoms of COVID-19, they must follow the following steps as a priority:
Notify the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) by pressing 800 11111.
Follow the Department of Health (DoH) advice on quarantine and other actions.
Self-quarantine while waiting for PCR test results.
If the test is positive, the team from the Department of Health will contact the passenger to start treatment.
If the test results are negative, passengers will still have to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
For more information, please visit the official website of Abu Dhabi Airport or click here.