The Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) launched phase two of the UAE Resident Return Programme, which dictates that residents of Abu Dhabi are no longer required to wait for approval to return to the Emirates from overseas.
Residents of Abu Dhabi are encouraged to visit the new website at https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae, submit their passport number and Emirates ID number to obtain instant verification of their UAE entry status.
All passengers travelling on Etihad Airways flights to, from and via Abu Dhabi are currently required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
Travellers are encouraged to visit www.etihad.com/destinationguide for the latest information. The PCR test must be carried out within 96 hours prior to their departure, and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate must be shown for approval to board. The timings will be different for those flying from China or the USA. Guests departing Pakistan or India must use a medical facility approved by Etihad.
Children under the age of 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from this PCR test requirement.
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