Ethiopia – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update : April 24th, 2020

Travel ban and other restrictions implemented

What is the change?

Ethiopia has implemented a travel ban and other restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points

  • Travelers from the following countries are not allowed to enter the country: Angola, Bahrain, Chad, Cameroon, Djibouti, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Spain, Switzerland, and Sudan.
  • All travellers entering the country are subject to a 14-day quarantine at their own expense. Quarantined travellers will be checked and released after 14 days.
  • The immigration office is closed indefinitely; no new permit applications can be submitted.
  • The government has declared a state of emergency, restricting movement between all major cities and rural areas. Vehicle movement within the city is restricted on certain days.

The travel ban and quarantine will impact the movement of people into Ethiopia.


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