Travel restrictions to Ethiopia

Last updated: 14 November 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Ethiopia
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements

Ethiopia Covid Travel Restrictions

Documents needed for travelling

  • a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate in English with a QR code from a test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result certificate in English with a QR code from a test taken at most 24 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary; OR
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English with a QR code showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sinovac; OR
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate with a QR code issued at most 90 days before arrival.
    • This does not apply to o passengers under 12 years.
  • passengers arriving in and departing from Ethiopia must verify their negative COVID-19 certificate at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org by using the same email address that has been registered with the testing laboratory.
  • Passengers departing from a country that doesn’t have a PanaBIOS registered lab (Trusted Lab) can upload their negative COVID-19 certificate at https://globalhaven.org/ and signing up for an account.
  • To upload the certificate passengers need to log in or register at https://globalhaven.org/ or https://trustedtravel.panabios.org and click the "Check in" button on the dashboard. This will generate a Trusted Travel code (TT code) that is automatically integrated with PanaBIOS Electronic System. For any assistance, please contact globalhaven@panabios.org.
  • For more guidelines on Africa CDC Trusted Travel electronic verification rules are available on www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel.

PCR test on arrival

  • Passengers with a diplomatic passports arriving without one of the above documents are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and/or are subject to self-isolation for up to 7 days.

Visa on arrival for Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian immigration has temporarily suspended visa on arrival provision for all passengers.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers whose passport states their place of birth is Ethiopia*.
    • Passengers holding a confirmation letter from the Ethiopian immigration authorities that states they are granted a visa on arrival.
  • Passengers can now apply for an e-visa online at www.evisa.gov.et.
  • *Foreign citizens whose passport states their place of birth is Ethiopia need to get an OK to board approval in advance to be accepted on the flight and qualify for visa on arrival.

Please Note:

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

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