The Ethiopia Travel Visa Policy
You will need a visa with a valid travel document to enter Ethiopia. The Ethiopia Visa allows visitors from all countries are eligible for an Ethiopian online visa. And 93 countries and territories, or persons holding residence permits issued by these countries or territories to enter the country with visa on arrival.
Ethiopia Visa and Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Ethiopia. Make sure you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival.
Ethiopia Visa and Quarantine requirements
All passengers arriving into the country (except diplomats) are required to present a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test certificate, dated within the previous 120 hours (5 days) . Only RT 2PCR tests will be accepted. You may need to demonstrate you have such a test certificate before boarding your flight.
All passengers will be subject to 7 days mandatory self-isolation. You must provide the address for your self-isolation upon arrival.
Diplomats are encouraged to present a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test certificate as above. Where they do not present a negative test certificate, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Ethiopia Visa and Land border quarantine
Measures are in place when arriving into the country across land borders. Those crossing with a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test certificate dated within the previous 120 hours (5 days) with digital reference code (see Entry to Ethiopia) will be screened for symptoms and required to self-isolate at home for 7 days. Those that do not present a negative test certificate will be screened and required to self-isolate for 14 days. Only PCR tests will be accepted. Anyone who is suspected of having COVID-19 will be taken to a government designated isolation centre where they will receive appropriate follow-up care and a further test. The standard of isolation centres varies significantly around the country.
Ethiopia Visa and Screening on arrival
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international airports) have put in place measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia. Arriving passengers are required to present a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test certificate with digital reference code prior to entry (see Entry to Ethiopia). Additional screening may include temperature measurements, completing a health screening questionnaire and answering questions from health officials. This will include checks on recent travel to affected areas and your accommodation details for your self-isolation (see Quarantine requirements below).
Anyone who is suspected of having COVID-19 will be taken to a government designated isolation centre where they will receive appropriate follow-up care and will be tested. Any person that tests positive for COVID-19 will be prohibited from entering Ethiopia.
Anyone with a pre-existing condition that requires regular medicines should bring sufficient amounts to cover a potential unplanned additional 2 week stay.