Etihad Airways has announced that as of May 9, it will start operating limited one-way trips to Abu Dhabi to help residents return to the Emirates.
A spokesman for the airline said, in press statements, that travelers must apply for the approval of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship through the service available to residents of the UAE, available through the site.
He stated that “upon obtaining approval of the request, a special credit number will be sent via email from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, which the traveler will have to provide to Etihad Airways upon reservation.”
The spokesman added that upon receiving approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, then you can call the Etihad Airways call center and book the return flight to the Emirates.
He stressed that travelers must hold a valid residence visa in the Emirates and the approval number of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, as it will not be allowed to enter the UAE in otherwise.
The Spokesman stated that all guests will undergo a PCR test used to detect epidemics and thermal scans upon their arrival in Abu Dhabi.
Passengers will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Etihad Airways has confirmed its full commitment to the directives issued by the UAE government, international governments, and health and regulatory authorities, and the carrier is doing its part to help limit the spread of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19).
It is noteworthy that Etihad Airways continues to implement a comprehensive program to sterilize its fleet in order to ensure the safety of its guests and the application of the highest standards of sterilization for all crossing points for travelers.
The program includes sterilization and isolation, food services, deep cleaning of aircraft and booths, thermal and health checks, as well as meal service, airport transportation and other services.