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Important Announcement

Before travelling to, from or through Abu Dhabi Airport, please ensure that you are familiar with the regulations that apply to your trip. Depending on the nature of your journey, you will need to gather this information from a range of sources including but not limited to:

Please note: As of August 12th, UAE Residents arriving to the UAE are automatically granted the Federal Authority for Identity and and Citizenship (ICA) permit pre approval without the need to submit an application. However, all passengers need to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before travelling, issued no more than 96 hours prior to arriving in the UAE. 

Upon arrival, all inbound passengers will have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

While in Abu Dhabi International Airport, you will need to wear a face-mask and disposable hand gloves. You will also need to adhere to social distancing measures at all times.

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.

Useful info to see you through Airport


Airport Check-in Guidelines

You should allow plenty of time for the check-in process.

Check-in usually starts at least four hours before flight departure for Etihad and three hours before flight departure for all other airlines, and closes one hour before flight departure. However, this may vary from airline to airline. Ensure that you check the instructions on your ticket or consult your travel agent or airline website. If in doubt, call your airline directly.

Please ensure you have a valid passport, air ticket or booking confirmation and visa for your destination country (if applicable), before proceeding to the check-in counter.

Once you have checked in and passed through security check and passport control, you can enjoy some duty-free shoppinggrab a bite to eat or in one of the airport lounges before heading to your boarding gate once your flight is called.

Online and remote check-in

Many airlines offer online check-in, allowing you to print out your own boarding pass and select your own seat 24 hours before your flight. This can save you time at the airport, as all you will need to do is go to the Bag Drop counter.

Abu Dhabi International Airport also offers remote check-in options for some airlines, allowing you to check your bags in up to 24 hours before you arrive at the airport.