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All passengers travelling to Ethiopia must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate for a test conducted not more than 5 days before arrival. The certificate must clearly mention that an RT PCR test was conducted, the time and date when the sample was taken and have an official stamp of the authorities issuing the certificate. Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT antibody test) results will not be accepted. Children under 12 years are exempted as long as they are travelling with their parents and their parents have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate.

All passengers, except those connecting through Ethiopia, will be required to undergo swab testing on arrival and self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

Passengers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate or have an invalid COVID-19 PCR test certificate (due to incorrect validity, lacking required details, or showing signs of being altered/tampered) will be screened on arrival and must undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine at the passenger’s own expense in selected hotels or in one of the government quarantine centres. This will be followed by 7 days of self-quarantine.

While it is advised, diplomatic passport holders, including United Nations and African Union personnel and their immediate families, may travel from Dubai to Ethiopia without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate provided they undergo swab testing on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Arriving diplomats must undergo a 14-day quarantine at their respective embassies.