Etihad Updates Protocols For Passengers Departing The UK


Etihad Airlines have updated protocols for passengers departing the UK to fight a new strain of coronavirus, following an announcement by the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

The all-new protocols will be effective from December 24, 2020.

Here are all the latest rules set by Etihad for passengers departing to UK:

  • Etihad Airways requires all guests flying from the UK to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours validity of their flight departure time. 
  • Passengers must need to show a negative PCR test before travelling and again on arrival into Abu Dhabi. 
  • PCR tests must be conducted at a government accredited medical facility. Passengers can find suggested facilities on
  • As many Covid-19 PCR test certificates do not currently show the date and time the test was taken, guests are required to show evidence of this at check-in, for example by presenting their appointment confirmation.
  • Children under 12 and people with severe and moderate disabilities are exempt from Covid-19 PCR testing. 

Plus, Etihad Wellness ensures the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at every stage of the customer journey.


This includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who have been introduced by the airline to provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight. 

As part of the Etihad Wellness program, global Covid-19 insurance cover is included for all passengers traveling with Etihad.

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