Until March 2022, Etihad Airways, based in Abu Dhabi, is cancelling its flights to Madinah.
Due to operational reasons, Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Madinah have been canceled until March 28, 2022, according to a statement on the UAE airline’s website. We regret to inform you that Etihad has cancelled flights between Abu Dhabi and Madinah until 28 March 2022. This is due to operational reasons.
Our teams are actively reaching out to affected travellers to provide them with alternative travel options or full refunds.
Travellers affected by the cancellation are being actively contacted to offer them alternative travel plans or full refunds. Etihad regrets any inconvenience caused to its guests.’
According to a detailed advisory for Abu Dhabi-Madinah flights, the following Covid-19 safety protocols are in effect for passengers, with Saudi citizens being exempt: Passengers will not be permitted to enter Saudi Arabia if they are travelling from or have been in Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Turkey, Union of Comoros, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days. This does not apply to Saudi nationals.
Saudi nationals and those who qualify for an exemption who have been in one of the above restricted countries in the last 14 days are required to book institutional quarantine for five days regardless of vaccination status. ‘You may travel to Saudi Arabia if you are a Saudi or GCC national or if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the Saudi government. Further visa exemptions apply.’