Etihad Airways is ready for the surge that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) might see in the coming weeks. The airline believes the new rules will add fuel to the fire of international travelling. The UAE recently announced that people who are completely vaccinated won’t require any quarantine when they visit the country. This is positive news for the travellers who wanted to visit the UAE and haven’t done so because of the quarantine rules.
Note that fully vaccinated individuals are those who have taken both the jabs of the vaccines recognised by the UAE.
Passengers Need to Do This Before They Travel to UAE
Any international passenger travelling to the UAE can escape 14 days quarantine if he/she is fully vaccinated. However, the passengers would still require a PCR test within 48 hours of departure. Further, they will also have to undergo a test on arrival and retesting on other days depending on the country they are coming from.
Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad, commented: “The news is perfectly timed to begin welcoming the world back to Abu Dhabi. We expect a huge surge in demand from tourists and visiting friends and relatives from around the world. This will also give UAE residents greater flexibility and peace of mind when travelling globally.
Douglas further said that this is a huge step because UAE is currently preparing for hosting the EXPO 2020, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and many more global events over the coming months.
Etihad Airways takes special care of its customers by going the extra mile to ensure that the aircraft is completely sanitised at regular intervals and also trains its staff to maintain a safe distance with passengers and practice hygiene. It is worth noting that Etihad was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.