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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:

If you are arriving in the UAE, you will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before your travel, issued no more than 96 hours prior to your arrival 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.


Please note: 


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.

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Security Regulations

At Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Airports, the UAE Civil Aviation Authority, the UAE Police Force, Immigration Authority, airlines, and other airport agencies, work closely together to ensure aviation security. At the same time, we do our best to make your airport journey as smooth and pleasant as possible.

Regulations are in place regarding what you can bring with you in your checked luggage and hand luggage.

Prohibited items

Download this PDF listing items that are not allowing to carry in hand luggage or checked luggage.

Liquids and gels

Find out what restrictions apply by visiting our luggage regulations page.

Check-point regulations

Find out what to expect at our security check-points here.

Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines to clarify if there are any updates or new requirements on security checks to their flight destination.