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Ethiopia Travel Restrictions

21.01% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Ethiopia with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Ethiopia without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Ethiopia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Ethiopia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 (validity period of the evidence of infection is not more than 90 days) and children who are not yet twelve (12) years old are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Ethiopia.

Details and exceptions
Diplomats who are unable to present a negative test or a vaccine certificate must perform a COVID -19 test on arrival. If the test result is positive or they refuse to perform a test on arrival, they shall self-isolate for 7 days.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Ethiopia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ethiopia are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.
Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.