COVID-19 travel restrictions: Ethiopia – Kiwi.com

This article has been written on the June 23, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is open to all travelers. Please read the information below to find out about the travel restrictions that are in place in the country in response to COVID-19.

Can I enter Ethiopia if I am vaccinated?

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You can enter Ethiopia if you are vaccinated. You must have completed a vaccination course at least 14 days before arriving in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian government has approved the following vaccines:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Janssen
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

Travel documents if you are fully vaccinated

  • A certificate vaccination

Can I enter Ethiopia if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Ethiopia if you are vaccinated.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers need to present one of the following documents:

  • A negative antigen test result (no more than 24 hours old) or PCR test result (no more than 72 hours old)
  • A COVID-19 recovery certificate

Can I leave Ethiopia?

All travelers can leave Ethiopia, but they must meet the COVID-19 entry requirements at their destination country.

Can I leave Ethiopia if I am vaccinated?

You can leave Ethiopia if you are vaccinated.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • A certificate confirming your vaccination

Can I leave Ethiopia if I am unvaccinated?

You can leave Ethiopia if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Depending on the destination, unvaccinated travelers will likely need to have one of the following documents:

  • A test result (the type of test and validity period depends on the destination country)
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (a positive antibody test result from a sample taken no more than 90 days before departure)

COVID-19 situation in Ethiopia currently

Currently, the COVID-19 situation is moderate in Ethiopia.

FAQs

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Is it safe to travel to Ethiopia right now?

Ethiopia has implemented a few Covid-preventative measures so that incoming travelers have as safe a time as possible.

  • Follow social distance
  • No more than three guests per table at establishment
  • Entertainment venues such as theaters and nightclubs are closed
  • Wear masks in public spaces

Is Addis Ababa open for travel?

Addis Ababa is open for Tourists now. Please, be aware that certain venues might be closed due to the countrywide COVID-19 restrictions.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Ethiopia?

Currently, vaccinated and recovered travelers are exempt from quarantine. If you are unvaccinated, you are required to self-isolate for seven days.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Ethiopia?

Currently, there is no common health pass for international travelers. You should have a few printed-out copies and try to use a health pass issued by your country of origin.

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