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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

There are no less than eight world class lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Whether you are looking for somewhere comfortable to unwind before your flight, take a refreshing shower or need to catch up on business, there are plenty of options - regardless of your airline, class of travel or the terminal you’re flying from.

If you are flying First or Business Class, you will receive a lounge invitation upon check-in. If you’re flying Economy Class, you can still access any of the lounges at competitive rates.

While restrictions apply for the carriage of liquids and gels in hand luggage, 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 re-sealable 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, so it is a good idea to have a doctors’ prescription with you if applicable.

The airport is 38 km (21 miles) south east of Abu Dhabi city. Three highways lead from the city centre to the airport: Khaleej Al Arabi (road number 30), Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Street (road number 2), and Salam Street (road number 8). These highways all merge into one main highway which leads directly to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

View a location map.

All car rental offices are open 24 hours a day. They are located in Skypark Plaza, opposite Terminal 3, just a short walk from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Read information on public transport. If you are an Etihad passenger in any class of travel, visit our Etihad Chauffer & Coach page.
Yes. Find out about drop-off and pick-up options here.
Abu Dhabi International Airport operates a strict no smoking policy at the airport in all public areas but there are private smoking lounges in all three terminals. Find out more by using our Shop, Dine, Unwind tool that will show you where to go in your terminal.