Etihad Airways services via Abu Dhabi suspended

Etihad Airways has made this announcement:

Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended transit travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport as of 22:00 (UAE local time) on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Any passengers booked on connecting flights via Abu Dhabi to anywhere else on the Etihad network will not be permitted to travel. Etihad is attempting to contact these guests to advise them of the development.

As previously advised, only UAE citizens, their immediate family members, diplomatic passport holders, and those with UAE-API clearance will be allowed entry into Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways will temporarily suspend all flights from 23:59 (UAE local time) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for an initial period of 14 days, following a decision by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). This decision has been made to limit the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and to protect citizens, residents, and international travelers.

Etihad Airways regrets any inconvenience caused and continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and is applying a contingency plan to assist affected customers.

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