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.
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.