Summer travel ideas The world warms up to summer travel

Travellers from the UAE who had been restricted to secluded island destinations over the last few months, especially the Maldives, can now travel quarantine free to Phuket in Thailand, Greece, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Malta, Russia, and the US, among several other destinations.



With Etihad Airways, Emiratis and travellers who do not need a visa to enter a Schengen country have been able to travel to Milan or Rome in Italy without a requirement to quarantine since June 1. Both cities offer the ideal gateway to enjoy the historic sites, delicious cuisine and beautiful scenery the country has to offer. (Travellers must have a PCR test a maximum of 48 hours before their flight departure time from Abu Dhabi, or a rapid test can be conducted for transiting guests in Abu Dhabi International Airport. On arrival in Italy, guests will be required to take a Rapid Antigen Swab Test.)

For Etihad Airways guests travelling between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Greece and Seychelles, a safe travel corridor has been established for fully vaccinated individuals. Vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities in these countries are mutually recognised and permits visitors to enter without quarantine. For vaccinated residents and citizens returning to the UAE capital from countries not on Abu Dhabi’s ‘green list’, the quarantine period has been reduced.

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