Click here to explore our guide to travelling safely through our airport at this time
Click here to explore our guide to travelling safely through our airport at this time

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed the new eased travel measures at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) where PCR test service upon arrival is now optional for travelers coming to the emirate. The PCR Test facility at AUH remains available in the same location as an optional service at AED 40 for passengers who would like to activate their green pass on Al Hosn App, which is mandatory to enter public places, tourist attractions, and other facilities in Abu Dhabi.

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.