Etihad Introduces ‘Verified to Fly’ Travel Document Initiative

From 12 May 2021, travelers flying from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways will be able to validate their Covid-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport. “Guests can arrive at the airport with confidence and with peace of mind, knowing they have met all essential requirements before their flight,” Etihad said in a statement.  

With the formalities out of the way, verified travelers proceed to fast track check-in at the airport by going to the dedicated Verified to Fly desk for a quicker experience. 

“As Etihad continuously looks for innovative solutions to simplify the travel experience, Verified to Fly removes any guess work from the equation and makes check-in faster,” Mohammad Al Bulooki, chief operating officer, Etihad Aviation Group said. “Guests have total peace of mind knowing that when they arrive at the airport, they have already met all Covid travel requirements.”     

To use the Verified to Fly service, customers of Etihad can sign-up by visiting Manage my Booking and will receive further information on how to submit their documents. Once the submission has been checked by the Verified to Fly team, guests will receive a “success” email if their documents meet government requirements. If requirements are missing or not met, the guest will be asked to resubmit or check their documents. Guests can also check their Verified to Fly status at any time by visiting Manage my Booking.

Verified to Fly will be available for all guests departing Abu Dhabi from 12 May 2021 (excluding China) and for flights departing Amman, Beirut, Dhaka and Manila shortly thereafter. Future developments are in progress to introduce the service on other destinations.