Country-Specific Information-Ethiopia

October 3, 2020
  • On October 1, Ethiopian Public Health Institute announced the presence of 76,098 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ethiopia.
  • Under the Government of Ethiopia State of Emergency, masks are mandatory in public where social distancing is not possible; funerals are limited to a maximum of 50 people; all other gatherings are limited four people.
  • Fact Sheet – The U.S. Response to COVID-19 (Updated August 21, 2020)

Latest Updates: Effective October 2, 2020

  • All passengers traveling to Ethiopia MUST present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity shouldn’t exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date sample is given.
  • Negative RT PCR test result is not a mandatory requirement for diplomatic passport holders while entering Ethiopia. However, diplomats are required to self-isolate for 14 days after entry.
  • Children less than or equal to 12 years of age are exempted from the RT PCR test certificate requirement.
  • There shall be no COVID-19 test to be done on arrival at Addis Ababa.
  • A Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) will not be accepted for this purpose.
  • The above requirement does not apply to transit passengers.
  • https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/travel-updates/updates-on-covid-19(coronavirus)
  • https://et.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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