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.

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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.