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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.



Abu Dhabi International Airport

Know the rules applying to luggage

Airport Information

Luggage Regulations

Guidelines and restrictions you should be aware of when packing for your journey.

Checked luggage

Make sure you are familar with the rules that apply for all luggage you will be checking in at the airport (i.e. not taking with you onto the plane):
  • The airlines you are flying with define the total baggage weight allowance and its maximum dimensions depending on your class of travel and the route. It is advised you check your airline’s website or contact them directly to avoid any inconvenience during check-in. Airlines will charge you for excess baggage.
  • In line with the regulations of most international airports, Abu Dhabi International Airport accepts a maximum weight of 32 kg /70.6 lbs for each piece of checked baggage. You might be requested to repack should one of your bags weigh more than 32 kg.
  • Before your baggage will be accepted at check-in, you must answer the security questions asked by the member of staff serving you at the check-in counter.
  • As per aviation safety regulations, certain substances are prohibited from carriage on board.

Hand baggage

  • The airlines you are flying with determine the amount of hand baggage you can take on board with you, depending on the class of travel and the route. It is advised you check your airline’s website or contact them directly to avoid any inconvenience while boarding.
  • International regulations apply concerning any Liquids, Aerosols & Gels (LAGS) carried in hand baggage. All liquids must be in containers of maximum of 100ml, and these should fit into a clear re-sealable plastic bag of maximum 1 litre capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). Plastic bags are available at the airport at all clearly marked Customer Service Information Desks. For more information, read our Luggage FAQs.