The land of origin and ancient culture, Ethiopia has finally reopened its borders for tourism since September 23, 2020. In the horn of Africa, this country is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. This country is now allowing tourists and foreigners to enter the country to explore its archaeological finds dating back to million years ago.
Who Can Enter Ethiopia?
The good news is all nations, once again, can travel to Ethiopia under normal immigration regulations.
Are There Mandatory Testing and/or Quarantine?
Firstly, all passengers whether foreigners or nationals must present proof of a negative PCR test before boarding their flight to Ethiopia. The test needs to be taken with results available, no longer than 120 hours prior to the departing flight.
Secondly, even with presenting the negative PCR test, all arriving passengers must also self-quarantine in their place of residence or hotel for 7 days upon arrival.
Other Entry Requirements
- Visa. As of now, only 2 nations (Djiouti and Kenya) can enter Ethiopia Visa-free. That is to say, every other nation will have to obtain a visa on arrival, or e-visa depending on the country of citizenship.
- All arriving passengers should wear masks on the plane and at the airport.
- Tourists should expect health screening.
Health Protocols and Safety Measures
- Mask should be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
- Social distancing is also taking in place.
What’s Open in Ethiopia?
- Public transportation in Ethiopia is operating but with limited capacity.
- Restaurants and cafes operate under limitations.
- Non-essential businesses in Ethiopia are currently not operating.