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Etihad Airways updates travel rules for passengers departing UK

Abu Dhabi, Dec.21 (BNA): Etihad Airways announced that it would require all guests flying from the United Kingdom to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours validity of their flight departure time.

The measure followed the announcement by the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, effective 24 December 2020.

 In a statement today, Etihad said that PCR tests must be conducted at a government accredited medical facility. Suggested facilities can be found at

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.


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