September 29, 2022

Abu Dhabi-India trip: No exemption from Covid-19 PCR test for passengers – News

Air India Express directive is in line with protocol followed in Abu Dhabi by flag carrier Etihad Airways

Published: Mon 21 Feb 2022, 18:06

Last update: Mon 21 Feb 2022, 22:53

Passengers departing from Abu Dhabi to any destination in India must have a PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure, Air India Express said on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday, the airline said passengers who had taken both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination in India were exempted from taking PCR tests before departing to India from the United Arab Emirates.

However, in a travel update for people traveling specifically from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the airline clarified that such relaxation was not applicable when flying from the capital. .

“All passengers departing from Abu Dhabi Airport must have an RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours,” the airline said on Monday.


The Air India Express directive is in line with the protocol followed in Abu Dhabi by the national carrier Etihad Airways.

“You must pass a PCR test to travel with Etihad Airways even if the country you are flying to does not require it,” Etihad Airways said.