The ins and outs of transit travel in a COVID19 world.



You are required to present a printed negative COVID19 (PCR) test certificate when transiting through Abu Dhabi from any destination. When departing the UAE from Abu Dhabi to any destination, you are required to present a printed negative PCR test certificate. You do not need to present a negative PCR test certificate if departing from Dubai to Australia.


Hong Kong

The Government announced that effective from 25 December 2020, all persons who have stayed in the United Kingdom or South Africa for more than two hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that day are not allowed to board for Hong Kong.


United States of America

From 26 January 2021 the US will require all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Every passenger, including those in transit, will require proof of testing. Foreign nationals who have been in the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States: China, Iran, European Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Brazil.