US Preclearance now open at Abu Dhabi airport

Posted on February 27, 2014 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

Congrats to Etihad – the first new preclearance facility in decades in Abu Dhabi is now operational.

Now all Etihad Airways guests flying to select destinations in the U.S.A will have access to Abu Dhabi International Airport's United States Preclearance facility located at Terminal 3.

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi Airport is a purpose-built facility that allows U.S. bound passengers to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi prior to departure.

Abu Dhabi Airport is one of only a handful of airports outside North America that offer the CBP facility. Having cleared CBP, guests can check-through their baggage to their final destination in the United States. On reaching the U.S., guests will be treated as domestic arrivals, which allows for faster processing at their arrival airport.

Etihad Airways currently operates flights to three destinations in the U.S. – New York (EY101 only), Chicago (EY151) and Washington (EY131). Guests flying to above destinations in the U.S. will use the CBP facility at Abu Dhabi Airport.

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