COVID-19 Information

May 24, 2020

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Country-Specific Information:

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that all land border crossings will be closed except for “essential goods” as of March 23.
  • Air passengers from international destinations are being asked to complete a health declaration form.
  • Air passengers do not need specific documentation related to COVID-19 in order to enter/exit Ethiopia, but should be prepared to show proof of immunization for yellow fever.
  • All air passengers arriving in Ethiopia through Bole International Airport will be subjected to COVID-19 screening, which will include questions about recent travel and the taking of their temperature. Individuals from certain countries could be subject to extra screening procedures.

Quarantine Information:

  • All air passengers arriving in Ethiopia as their destination will be subject to a 14-day quarantine period at a designated hotel or quarantine center at their own expense.
  • All air passengers planning to transit through Addis Ababa must have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport or they risk being placed in extended quarantine in a designated hotel at their own expense.
  • Transit passengers are also strongly advised to have their onward ticket be for a same-day connecting flight. Bole International Airport authorities are not allowing passengers to stay overnight in the airport. Transit passengers who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense.
  • All air passengers who have been to Hubei province in the last 14 days will be taken to a dedicated quarantine center and put under strict health observation for 14 days.

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Other links:

COVID-19 crisis page on

CDC page on COVID-19 Country Information and Travel Advisory page