COVID-19: Repatriation flights announced

26 May 20

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

IMPACT – HIGH

Etihad Airways recently announced that it is providing special flights to help people stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points:

  • Special flights will be provided by Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to the following 14 destinations until May 31: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich.
  • Repatriation flights to Abu Dhabi began May 9 and will continue until the end of May for UAE nationals and residents from the following 12 locations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto. Individuals must apply for ICA approval using the UAE Expat Resident Service before booking. Successful applicants can then follow the procedure here. There is also relevant flight information on the Etihad website.

Additional information: The special flights in May will help people stranded by various national COVID-19 travel restrictions. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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