Etihad Will Be Flying Back UAE Residents From These 14 Destinations Starting Mid-May


YES! You read it right. The Abu Dhabi-based airline, Etihad, will be operating special inbound flights from May 13 onwards to fly BACK ‘approved’ UAE residents from selected destinations over the course of this month.

These flights will operate between Abu Dhabi and up to 14 destinations around the world, to safely facilitate the return of stranded UAE residents amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it is worth noting that ONLY residents who have received approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), via the UAE Twajudi Resident service will be able to return back to the country.

Once approved, you’ll receive a unique ICA number, which you’ll have to provide the airline agents whilst booking your tickets.

These flights have been approved by the UAE Government, and the airline is working closely with concerned authorities to continue these types of operations

This was announced in an official statement on the Etihad website. Etihad passengers will be spaced out when seated and will be served beverages onboard the airbus in line with COVID-19 guidelines.

Additionally, all passengers are advised to constantly have on a preventive face mask whilst travelling and wash their hands at regular intervals.

Inbound flights scheduled:

  • Amsterdam: 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 May
  • Barcelona: 14, 17, 24 and 31 May
  • Chicago: 16 May
  • Frankfurt: 17, 24 and 31 May
  • Jakarta: 15 and 29 May
  • Kuala Lumpur: 23 and 30 May
  • London: 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30-May
  • Manila: 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30 May
  • Melbourne: 14, 21 and 28 May
  • New York: 16 May
  • Seoul: 22 and 29 May
  • Singapore: 20 and 27 May
  • Tokyo: 20 and 27 May
  • Toronto: 12 May

P.S. All bookings made after 29 April 2020 for travel ‪between 16 June and 31 August 2020, are fully flexible and refundable.

ALL UAE residents are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to the country

Upon landing, inbound passengers will be subjected to temperature screenings at Abu Dhabi airport, and will be asked to ‘wait two metres apart from other guests at all queuing points.’

Moreover, returning residents ‘will undertake PCR and thermal testing when they arrive into Abu Dhabi and are required to self-isolate for 14 days.’

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