Etihad Airways to operate limited flights for UAE residents to return home

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will operate from May 9 from selected cities from around the world to limited flights to enable UAE residents to return home, the airline has said.
The all one-day flights have been approved by the government. The flights will depart from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto.
The passengers must apply for ICA approval via the UAE Twajudi resident service, available at the Ministry Foreign Affairs website (
Upon touchdown, all passengers will be subject to Covid-19 testing (PCR test) and thermal testing and are required to self-isolate for 14 days, airline reportedly said.
The airline, like all other carriers of the Gulf country, has halted all commercial flights owing covid-19 pandemic. It however aims at resuming gradually operation from May 16, upon validation from authorities.

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