Ethiopia entry requirement in relation to covid-19. Please read carefully before to plan your travel.

Any international traveler above the age of twelve coming through international airports of the country shall bring a certificate of negative RT PCR test done up to 72 hours or three days before departure or Antigen- RDT negative test up to 24 hours before arriving to Ethiopia.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-article 1 of this Article, the traveler can enter the country without RT PCR or Antigen – RDT test certificate if he/she has a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days or if he/she has completed the COVID vaccine in full and provides evidence.

Without prejudice to sub article 1 and 2 of this article, if transit passenger entering through international airports of the county don’t enter the city or don’t leave his/her hotel designated by the airline, sub article 1 and 2 does not apply on him/her

Whereas if he/she is to enter the city leaving the airport or hotel designated by the Airline, sub article 1 and 2 above shall apply or shall be tested negative with Antigen-RDT done at the airport or hotels designated by the airlines.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-article 1 and 2 of this article, if the traveler is a diplomat and fails to fulfill the requirements provided under sub-article 1 and 2 of this article, he/she shall be tested at the airport and enter the country.  Whereas if the test result is positive or if he refuses for test, he/she shall self-isolate for 7 days.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sub- article 1 and 2 of this article, a returnee may enter the country by taking Antigen-RDT test at the airport if he does not fulfill th requirements provided under sub article 1 and 2 of this article. If the test results positive, he/she shall be followed up in accordance with the relevant protocol.

Any person providing transport services at point of entries has the duty to ensure that provisions of this article are applied.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, drivers of cross-national vehicles and captains of trains and their co-drivers and co-captains shall be governed by a directive issued by the Ministry of Transport.

Note: In this Directive, unless the context requires otherwise:

“Full vaccination” means 2 weeks after taking of the single dose of Johnson and Johnson, and 2 doses for Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Moderna, and Pfizer.

“Recovery” refers to declaration of an individual free from COVID-19 which is decided according to the health professional on time based, symptom based and test based criterions. If a patient is asymptomatic, he will be declared recovered 7 days after the day of sample collection for RT PCR test which turned positive or the day of positive

Antigen RDT test. If a patient is symptomatic, he will be declared recovered after minimum of 7 days from the date of start of symptoms and additional 3 days without symptoms.