An Etihad Airways airplane.


Etihad cancels Abu Dhabi-Madinah flights until March


DUBAI – Etihad Airways has cancelled its flights between Abu Dhabi and Madinah until March 28, the Abu Dhabi-based airline announced.

The airline cited “operational reasons” as the cause of the flight cancellations.

The airline said its teams are reaching out to affected travelers to provide alternative travel options or full refunds.

Travelers who bought their tickets through a travel agency are advised to contact their agent for assistance.

According to Etihad, passengers will not be allowed 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.

Saudi nationals returning to their country are exempted, but must undergo institutional quarantine for five days.

GCC nationals can also travel to Saudi Arabia if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Etihad. ICA/Expat Media

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