Etihad Airways, the second flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates announced that it will resume passenger flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia from September 11.
The spokesperson of Etihad Airways said that the airline has a plan to connect Abu Dhabi with Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh.
Passengers permitted entry into Saudi Arabia includes;
- Nationals of Saudi Arabia
- First degree family members
- Domestic workers, as well as Saudi resident visa holders and
- UAE nationals, subject to some conditions.
Passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi from Saudi Arabia can enjoy quarantine-free travel as the Kingdom is on Abu Dhabi’s green list.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday allowed the resumption of direct passenger flights to and from the UAE, South Africa, and Argentina.
On July 3, the Kingdom banned entry to its territories from several countries, including the UAE, due to concerns around COVID-19 variants.
New Quarantine Rules From September 5
Starting today, Sunday, 5 September 2021 Abu Dhabi removes the need to quarantine for all vaccinated travelers arriving into Abu Dhabi from all international destinations.
However, all travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, must present a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of departure.