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SUBJECT: New protocols for entering Abu Dhabi

Dear Passenger,

Thank you for choosing to travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis And Disaster Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic have outlined new quarantine guidelines for international arrivals entering the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Ahead of travelling into Abu Dhabi International Airport, please ensure you are familiar with the below steps that you will need to follow:

  • On your arrival into Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct a PCR test, after you have disembarked from your flight.
  • Following the PCR test, you will then need to register under the quarantine system. You will be provided with an electronic wristband, which you will need to wear throughout the two-week quarantine period.
  • The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for your quarantine. This may be your home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities.
  • 12 days after your arrival into Abu Dhabi, you will need to conduct a second PCR test.
  • Should you receive a negative result, 14 days after your arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and you can finish your quarantine period.

These measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of all living in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. We urge you to closely adhere to these procedures. Violating them will result in penalties and fines issued by the government of Abu Dhabi.

You will need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout your time at Abu Dhabi International Airport, consisting of a face-mask and disposable hand gloves. You will also need to adhere to social distancing measures throughout our facilities.

In addition, ensure you have downloaded the AL HOSN application on your smart device, which is available through the App Store for iOS devices (iPhones) or the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Please ensure that you are familiar and have complied with all requisite protocols to ensure that your trip through Abu Dhabi International Airport is smooth and convenient.

For more information, please visit the websites of SEHA and NCEMA.

Travellers bear full responsibility for ensuring they comply with the requirements for their travel and neither the airport nor airline can be held responsible for any issues associated with non-compliance.

 

Regards,

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Frequently asked questions

The Arriving Passenger allowance can be found here and is displayed at each of the Duty Free arrival shops situated in the baggage halls of each terminals
To find out about connecting flights, visit the My Flight application on the homepage.

Yes, you can. However due to international regulations, rules and restrictions relating to Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) apply. Read about them here. Remember that any of the following constitute as LAGs:

- Drinks, including water
- Soups and sauces
- Creams, balms, lotions and oils
- Toothpaste
- Shampoo, conditioner and shower gels
- Perfumes and deodorants
- Mascara and lip gloss
- Shaving Foam and hairspray
- Contact lens solution, etc.
Exceptions are made for medications and special food (e.g., baby food and diet foods) that you may need during the flight. These articles may be carried outside the resealable plastic bag (see Luggage Regulations), but they must be separately inspected at the security check. In cases of doubt, our security staff may require you to prove that you require these products during the flight.
Any duty free items you buy that constitute as Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) will be put in a specially sealed bag upon purchase by airport Duty Free staff and can be carried on board as long as the seal has not been tampered with or broken. The same applies for Duty Free items bought on board your flight. It’s important that you ask duty free staff about regulations and allowances relating to your duty free purchases, especially if you have an onward connecting flight from your next airport.
The Al Dhabi Lounge, Etihad Diamond First Class Lounge and the Etihad Pearl Business Class Lounge all have fully equipped children’s play areas with trained nannies if you need to have a break too. Find out how to access these lounges here.
There are plenty of food and retail outlets in all three Abu Dhabi International Airport terminals. Find out more by using our Shop, Dine, Unwind tool that will show you what’s available in your terminal.