“For the rest of the UAE, all travellers have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in, and have proof of a negative result, before travelling to the UAE,” detailed the Foreign Office.
“Those travelling to Abu Dhabi from the UK and certain other countries are required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure and have a negative result.
“Travellers to Abu Dhabi are also required to have a test on arrival. Further details are available on Etihad Airlines Website.”
It’s key you get the right sort of covid test for travel. The FCDO stated: “In all circumstances, the test must be a COVID-19 PCR swab test. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted.”
However, Britons should not use the NHS for tests for travel. “You should arrange to take a private test,” urged the FCDO.
This week new rules on providing a negative covid test to enter England come into force.