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Airlines Updates

17.09.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in October 2020 plans to resume service to South Africa, where it will once again operate Johannesburg and Cape Town service.

Additional changes remain highly possible.

Addis Ababa – Cape Town eff 01OCT20 1 daily A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 01OCT20 1 daily 777-200LR/787-9 (2nd daily flight to be resumed by 25OCT20)

10.09.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in this week’s schedule update filed changes to its Mainland China service during the month of November 2020. As of 09SEP20, the Star Alliance carrier plans to operate following service between 01OCT20 and 30NOV20.

Additional changes remain highly possible.

Addis Ababa – Chengdu 1 weekly A350
Addis Ababa – Guangzhou 1 weekly 777-300ER
Addis Ababa – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly A350

26.08.2020 Ethiopian Airlines during the month of September 2020 plans to operate following International service, including additional service resumption and/or routing changes by mid-September. As of 23AUG20, planned operation as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, including possibility of further delay to planned service resumptions.

Addis Ababa – Abidjan – Conakry 5 weekly 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Abuja 3 weekly A350 (1 daily from 10SEP20)
Addis Ababa – Antananarivo 4 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Athens – Moscow Domodedovo 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Bamako – Dakar 6 weekly 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Bangkok 2 weekly 787-8 until 12SSEP20)
Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Hong Kong 3 weekly 777-200LR
Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Jakarta eff 17SEP20 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Beirut 7 weekly various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Brazzaville – Pointe Noire – Addis Ababa 5 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 11SEP20)
Addis Ababa – Brussels – Manchester 3 weekly 787-9
Addis Ababa – Bujumbura – Kigali 3 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Cairo 7 weekly various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Cape Town eff 16SEP20 1 daily A350
Addis Ababa – Cotonou 1 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Dar es Salaam 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Djibouti 1 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Doha 3 weekly various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Douala – Malabo – Addis Ababa 2 weekly 777/787
Addis Ababa – Dubai 11 weekly various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Dublin – Chicago O’Hare – Addis Ababa 5 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 22SEP20)
Addis Ababa – Dublin – Toronto – Addis Ababa 5 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Dublin – Washington Dulles – Addis Ababa 1 daily 777-200LR
Addis Ababa – Entebbe 2 daily various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt 1 daily A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Garowe 1 daily Dash8-Q400
Addis Ababa – Geneva – Marseille 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Goma 2 weekly 737-700 (3 weekly from 10SEP20)
Addis Ababa – Guangzhou 1 weekly 777-300ER
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa 4 weekly A350/787-8
Addis Ababa – Hargeisa 2 daily 737/Dash8
Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Manila 4 weekly 777/787
Addis Ababa – Istanbul 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Jakarta 2 weekly 787-8 until 14SEP20
Addis Ababa – Jeddah eff 17SEP20 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 16SEP20 1 daily 777-200LR/787-9
Addis Ababa – Juba 1 daily Dash8-Q400
Addis Ababa – Kano eff 16SEP20 1 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Khartoum 2 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Kigali 4 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Kigali – Bujumbura 4 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar 1 daily A350
Addis Ababa – Kinshasa 1 daily various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Kuwait City 1 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Lagos 4 weekly 777-200LR (1 daily from 10SEP20)
Addis Ababa – Libreville – Yaounde – Addis Ababa 3 weekly 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Lome 3 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Lome – Newark 4 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-9
Addis Ababa – Luanda 5 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Lubumbashi 1 daily 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa 3 weekly A350
Addis Ababa – Mahe Island 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Malabo – Douala – Addis Ababa 4 weekly 777/787
Addis Ababa – Mogadishu 2 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Mombasa 1 daily various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Muscat 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Nairobi 1 daily 737-800 (selected dates 777-200LR)
Addis Ababa – N’Djamena 1 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Ndola – Blantyre – Addis Ababa 3 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Niamey – Ouagadougou 5 weekly various aircraft
Addis Ababa – Paris CDG 1 daily A350
Addis Ababa – Port Harcourt 3 weekly 737-700
Addis Ababa – Riyadh eff 16SEP20 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Rome – Milan Malpensa 1 daily 777-200LR (selected dates 787-9)
Addis Ababa – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 5 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita 4 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-300ER
Addis Ababa – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur eff 17SEP20 4 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Stockholm Arlanda – Oslo 4 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Tel Aviv 1 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – Victoria Falls – Gaborone – Addis Ababa 5 weekly 777/787
Addis Ababa – Vienna 4 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Windhoek eff 18SEP20 4 weekly 777/787
Addis Ababa – Yaounde – Libreville 3 weekly 787-8/-9

14.08.2020 Ethiopian Airlines starting this weekend is resuming Addis Ababa – Guangzhou service, operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. From 15AUG20, this route will be served once weekly, in addition to existing 1 weekly Shanghai Pu Dong flight.

ET606 ADD0215 – 1745CAN 77W 6
ET607 CAN0030 – 0550ADD 77W 7

28.07.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in August 2020 plans to resume additional service within Africa, pending on travel restrictions. As of 26JUL20, planned Africa operations (excluding domestic service) for August as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and passenger traffic rights.

Addis Ababa – Abidjan – Conakry 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Accra eff 16AUG20 1 daily A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Antananarivo eff 15AUG20 4 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Bujumbura – Kigali eff 17AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Bamako – Dakar 3 weekly 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Bosaso – Garowe – Addis Ababa eff 17AUG20 3 weekly Dash8-Q400
Addis Ababa – Brazzaville – Pointe Noire – Addis Ababa eff 15AUG20 5 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Cairo 1 daily 777-200LR/787
Addis Ababa – Cape Town eff 15AUG20 1 daily A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Cotonou 3 weekly 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Dar es Salaam – Moroni 1 daily 787-8
Addis Ababa – Djibouti 4 weekly 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Entebbe eff 16AUG20 2 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Garowe – Bosaso – Addis Ababa eff 16AUG20 4 weekly Dash8-Q400
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Hargeisha 2 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Juba 4 weekly Dash8-Q400
Addis Ababa – Khartoum 1 daily 737-800 (2 daily from 16AUG20)
Addis Ababa – Kigali 5 weekly 737-700/-800 (1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Addis Ababa – Kigali – Bujumbura eff 16AUG20 4 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar 1 daily 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Kinshasa eff 15AUG20 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Libreville 2 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Lome 3 weekly 787-8 (extends to Newark)
Addis Ababa – Luanda eff 16AUG20 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Lubumbashi – Lilongwe – Addis Ababa eff 15AUG20 1 daily 787-8
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa 3 weekly A350/787
Addis Ababa – Mahe Island 1 daily 737-700/-800
Addis Ababa – Malabo 1 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Maputo eff 15AUG20 1 daily 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Mogadishu 1 daily 737-700
Addis Ababa – Mombasa 5 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Nairobi 2 daily 737-800
Addis Ababa – N’Djamena 4 weekly 737-700
Addis Ababa – Ndola 1 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Niamey 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Nosy-Be eff 15AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Addis Ababa – Victoria Falls – Gaborone – Addis Ababa eff 15AUG20 5 weekly 787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Yaounde – Douala – Addis Ababa 3 weekly 787-8/-9
23.07.2020 Ethiopian Airlines has outlined planned operation to South Asia and East Asia, for the month of August 2020. Planned operation as of 21JUL20 as follows. Additional changes remain likely, as travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation and passenger traffic rights.

Addis Ababa – Bangalore eff 20AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Jakarta 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Hong Kong 3 weekly 777-200LR
Addis Ababa – Delhi eff 16AUG20 1 daily 787-8
Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Manila 2 weekly 777-200LR/787-8
Addis Ababa – Mumbai eff 16AUG20 1 daily A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita 2 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-300ER
Published on 22.07.2020
Ethiopian Airlines August 2020 East Asia / South Asia operations as of 21JUL20

Published on 12.07.2020
Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Cameroon on special permit

09.07.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in the last few days extended interim European schedule to late-September, as of 08JUL20. Planned operation between 01JUL20 and 30SEP20 as follows.

Additional changes remain highly possible, as schedules listed on selected routes remain pending, despite reservation is available.

Addis Ababa – Athens – Moscow Domodedovo eff 03AUG20 3 weekly 787-8
Addis Ababa – Brussels – Manchester 3 weekly 787-9
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt 1 daily A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-9 (10JUL20 – 31JUL20, A350-900XWB resumes from 01AUG20)
Addis Ababa – Marseille – Geneva 2 weekly 787-9
Addis Ababa – Paris CDG 1 daily A350-900XWB (777-200LR on Day 6 resumes from 01AUG20)
Addis Ababa – Rome – Milan Malpensa 5 weekly 777-200LR
Addis Ababa – Stockholm Arlanda – Oslo 2 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 06AUG20)
Addis Ababa – Vienna – Brussels 4 weekly 787-8
Published on 28.06.2020
Ethiopian Airlines announced resumption of flights for business and leisure travellers with programmes aimed at safeguarding their health and safety.

Published on 26.06.2020
Ethiopian Airlines July 2020 East Asia / South Asia operations as of 25JUN20

Published on 18.06.2020
Ethiopian Airlines July 2020 Europe / Russia operations as of 17JUN20

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are required to submit the “Passenger Registration” form here prior to arrival in Ethiopia.
  • Passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Ethiopia.
Flight Restrictions

published 27.08.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 5 days before arrival. Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days partially at their own expense.

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Quarantine

published 27.08.2020

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 5 days before arrival. Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days partially at their own expense.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Travellers are required to carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 5 days before arriving into the country. Passengers must also observe 14 days of self-isolation. Only PCR tests will be accepted. You will be tested again upon arrival. You may need to demonstrate you have such a test certificate before boarding your flight. Travellers that do not carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 5 days before arriving into country must observe 14 days of quarantine at their own expense.
Travellers with NO certificate of negative PCR SARS-CoV-2 test results will be quarantined for seven days from the date of entry to the country at one of the hotels and will then be required to self-isolate for an additional seven days at home.

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international ports of arrival) have put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia. Screening may include temperature measurements and checks on recent travel to affected areas.
Those people displaying symptoms linked to coronavirus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility for up to 24 hours while further tests are carried out. The Ethiopian Public Health Institute advises that anyone who tests positive for the virus but displays only mild symptoms will be required to remain at the isolation facility for a further 14 days, in line with WHO guidance.
Anyone with a pre-existing condition that requires regular medicines should bring sufficient amounts to cover a potential unplanned additional 2 week stay. More serious cases will be transferred to hospital.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over, except as mentioned below.
Generally not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to Afar and Somali provinces.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due to approximately 60% P. falciparum and 40% P. vivax exists throughout the year in the
entire country below 2000 m. P. vivax resistance to chloroquine reported. There is no malaria risk in Addis
Ababa.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Ethiopia *****

    International restrictions:

    There are special measures in place at all borders when entering Ethiopia. Transit passengers are those with an onward ticket to another destination, who do not formally enter Ethiopia. Transiting passengers are exempt from the current quarantine restrictions for coronavirus. The maximum transit time is 72 hours. Passengers transiting for 8 hours or less can remain in the departure lounge of the airport. For transits over 8 hours, you will be taken to a designated transit hotel for the duration of your stay. On arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you should report to the transit desk to confirm your hotel details. After health screening and immigration you will then need to present your hotel details and passport to the desk marked “transit shuttle bus” from where you will be taken to the hotel. You will not be able to leave the hotel during your transit. To the extent airline schedules allow, you should therefore minimise the duration of your transit in Addis Ababa. Passengers transiting Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are subject to coronavirus screening measures during transit.
    Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international ports of arrival) have put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia. Screening may include temperature measurements and checks on recent travel to affected areas. Those people displaying symptoms linked to coronavirus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility for up to 24 hours while further tests are carried out. The Ethiopian Public Health Institute advises that anyone who tests positive for the virus but displays only mild symptoms will be required to remain at the isolation facility for a further 14 days, in line with WHO guidance. Anyone with a pre-existing condition that requires regular medicines should bring sufficient amounts to cover a potential unplanned additional 2 week stay. More serious cases will be transferred to hospital.

    All passengers arriving into the country are subject to mandatory self-isolation or quarantine. Passengers carrying a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate dated within the previous 120 hours (5 days) are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Only PCR tests will be accepted. You will be tested again upon arrival. You may need to demonstrate you have such a test certificate before boarding your flight. All other passengers will be subject to 7 days mandatory quarantine, at government designated hotels. You may choose from a range of hotels at different prices, but cannot change hotel once your quarantine has started. Passengers are responsible for the full cost of their stay in quarantine. You may need to demonstrate that you have made a hotel booking for your quarantine before boarding your flight. During quarantine you will be tested for coronavirus. If you test negative you will be required to self-isolate at home for a further 7 days. If you test positive you may need to stay in quarantine or an isolation centre until you have recovered and tested negative.
    On 23 March the Government of Ethiopia announced the closure of the country’s land borders. Some border checkpoints are reopening with screening measures in place, including mandatory quarantine at a government isolation centre for 7 days. The standard of isolation centres varies significantly around the country. You will be tested for coronavirus at the isolation centre. Those who receive conclusive negative tests will be required to self-isolate at home for a further 7 days. Those testing positive will be treated in line with national coronavirus procedures.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 23 March the Government of Ethiopia announced the closure of the country’s land borders. Some border checkpoints are reopening with screening measures in place, including mandatory quarantine at a government isolation centre for 7 days.
    On 8 April the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency to help limit the spread of coronavirus. The State of Emergency will last for five months and gives the Federal Government and security forces increased power to impose limitations. Measures include: all meetings of four or more people for religious, government, social or political purposes are prohibited; For gatherings of three or fewer people, individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times. Exceptions for funerals and other essential functions to take place will be considered on a case-by-case basis; Schools, bars, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs have been closed. Cafes and restaurants must have no more than three people at a table with tables at least two adult strides apart wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places everyone must stand at least two strides apart; Greetings by handshake are banned; All movements across land borders, except for the flow of cargo and essential goods, are suspended; Public transport will reduce passenger loads on vehicles to ensure social distancing is possible; Landlords are banned from evicting or increasing rents on private tenants residing in their properties for the duration of the State of Emergency; All commercial and private employers bound by the Labour proclamation will be prohibited from reducing their workforces or prematurely terminating employment contracts; Students and teachers are banned from meeting and are only permitted to connect online or by other means that do not contravene social distancing measures; Although lawyers will still be able to confer with their clients in correctional facilities with the necessary precautions in place, all other prison visits are prohibited; Sporting activities at all levels are prohibited; Children’s playgrounds and other such venues will be closed.
    Any person failing to comply with the measures could face up to three years imprisonment or a fine of between 1,000 and 200,000 Ethiopian Birr. The security forces can enforce these measures where necessary.The requirement for mask-wearing is being enforced in all public spaces. You should comply with all such limitations, wear a mask in public, and monitor local media for further updates. Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, Harari and Tigray regional states have banned or restricted public transport to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Tigray has instituted additional quarantine measures for those travelling from overseas and other parts of Ethiopia and curtailed movement between cities and rural areas in the region. You should follow the advice of the local authorities. Most hotels and accommodation remain open. You should follow national coronavirus measures.

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    28.07.2020
  • Ethiopia
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    International restrictions:

    There are special measures in place at all borders when entering Ethiopia. Passengers transiting for 8 hours or less can remain in the departure lounge of the airport. For transits over 8 hours, you will be taken to a designated transit hotel for the duration of your stay. On arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you should report to the transit desk to confirm your hotel details. After health screening and immigration you will then need to present your hotel details and passport to the desk marked “transit shuttle bus” from where you will be taken to the hotel. You will not be able to leave the hotel during your transit. To the extent airline schedules allow, you should therefore minimise the duration of your transit in Addis Ababa. Passengers transiting Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are subject to coronavirus screening measures during transit. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international ports of arrival) have put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia. Screening may include temperature measurements and checks on recent travel to affected areas. Those people displaying symptoms linked to coronavirus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility for up to 24 hours while further tests are carried out. The Ethiopian Public Health Institute advises that anyone who tests positive for the virus but displays only mild symptoms will be required to remain at the isolation facility for a further 14 days, in line with WHO guidance. Anyone with a pre-existing condition that requires regular medicines should bring sufficient amounts to cover a potential unplanned additional 2 week stay. More serious cases will be transferred to hospital.
    All passengers arriving into the country are subject to mandatory self-isolation or quarantine. Passengers carrying a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate dated within the previous 120 hours (5 days) are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Only PCR tests will be accepted. You will be tested again upon arrival. You may need to demonstrate you have such a test certificate before boarding your flight. All other passengers will be subject to 7 days mandatory quarantine, at government designated hotels. You may choose from a range of hotels at different prices, but cannot change hotel once your quarantine has started. Passengers are responsible for the full cost of their stay in quarantine. You may need to demonstrate that you have made a hotel booking for your quarantine before boarding your flight. During quarantine you will be tested for coronavirus. If you test negative you will be required to self-isolate at home for a further 7 days. If you test positive you may need to stay in quarantine or an isolation centre until you have recovered and tested negative.
    On 23 March the Government of Ethiopia announced the closure of the country’s land borders. Some border checkpoints are reopening with screening measures in place, including mandatory quarantine at a government isolation centre for 7 days. The standard of isolation centres varies significantly around the country. You will be tested for coronavirus at the isolation centre. Those who receive conclusive negative tests will be required to self-isolate at home for a further 7 days. Those testing positive will be treated in line with national coronavirus procedures.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 8 April the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency to help limit the spread of coronavirus. The State of Emergency will last for five months and gives the Federal Government and security forces increased power to impose limitations. Measures include: all meetings of four or more people for religious, government, social or political purposes are prohibited; For gatherings of three or fewer people, individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times. Exceptions for funerals and other essential functions to take place will be considered on a case-by-case basis; Schools, bars, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs have been closed. Cafes and restaurants must have no more than three people at a table with tables at least two adult strides apart wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places everyone must stand at least two strides apart; Greetings by handshake are banned; All movements across land borders, except for the flow of cargo and essential goods, are suspended; Public transport will reduce passenger loads on vehicles to ensure social distancing is possible; Landlords are banned from evicting or increasing rents on private tenants residing in their properties for the duration of the State of Emergency; All commercial and private employers bound by the Labour proclamation will be prohibited from reducing their workforces or prematurely terminating employment contracts; Students and teachers are banned from meeting and are only permitted to connect online or by other means that do not contravene social distancing measures; Although lawyers will still be able to confer with their clients in correctional facilities with the necessary precautions in place, all other prison visits are prohibited; Sporting activities at all levels are prohibited; Children’s playgrounds and other such venues will be closed.
    Any person failing to comply with the measures could face up to three years imprisonment or a fine of between 1,000 and 200,000 Ethiopian Birr. The security forces can enforce these measures where necessary.The requirement for mask-wearing is being enforced in all public spaces. You should comply with all such limitations, wear a mask in public, and monitor local media for further updates. Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, Harari and Tigray regional states have banned or restricted public transport to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Tigray has instituted additional quarantine measures for those travelling from overseas and other parts of Ethiopia and curtailed movement between cities and rural areas in the region. You should follow the advice of the local authorities. Most hotels and accommodation remain open. You should follow national coronavirus measures.

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    23.07.2020
  • Ethiopia
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating between Ethiopia, European and other international destinations. There are special measures in place at all borders when entering Ethiopia. There may be changes to schedules at short notice.
    Passengers transiting for 8 hours or less can remain in the departure lounge of the airport. For transits over 8 hours, you will be taken to a designated transit hotel for the duration of your stay. On arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you should report to the transit desk to confirm your hotel details. After health screening and immigration you will then need to present your hotel details and passport to the desk marked “transit shuttle bus” from where you will be taken to the hotel. You will not be able to leave the hotel during your transit. To the extent airline schedules allow, you should therefore minimise the duration of your transit in Addis Ababa. Passengers transiting Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are subject to coronavirus screening measures during transit.
    On 23 March the Government of Ethiopia announced the closure of the country’s land borders. Some border checkpoints are reopening with screening measures in place, including mandatory quarantine at a government isolation centre for 7 days. The standard of isolation centres varies significantly around the country. You will be tested for coronavirus at the isolation centre. Those who receive conclusive negative tests will be required to self-isolate at home for a further 7 days. Those testing positive will be treated in line with national coronavirus procedures.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 8 April the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency to help limit the spread of coronavirus. The State of Emergency will last for five months and gives the Federal Government and security forces increased power to impose limitations. Measures include: all meetings of four or more people for religious, government, social or political purposes are prohibited; For gatherings of three or fewer people, individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times. Exceptions for funerals and other essential functions to take place will be considered on a case-by-case basis; Schools, bars, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs have been closed. Cafes and restaurants must have no more than three people at a table with tables at least two adult strides apart wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places everyone must stand at least two strides apart; Greetings by handshake are banned; All movements across land borders, except for the flow of cargo and essential goods, are suspended; Public transport will reduce passenger loads on vehicles to ensure social distancing is possible; Landlords are banned from evicting or increasing rents on private tenants residing in their properties for the duration of the State of Emergency; All commercial and private employers bound by the Labour proclamation will be prohibited from reducing their workforces or prematurely terminating employment contracts; Students and teachers are banned from meeting and are only permitted to connect online or by other means that do not contravene social distancing measures; Although lawyers will still be able to confer with their clients in correctional facilities with the necessary precautions in place, all other prison visits are prohibited; Sporting activities at all levels are prohibited; Children’s playgrounds and other such venues will be closed.
    Any person failing to comply with the measures could face up to three years imprisonment or a fine of between 1,000 and 200,000 Ethiopian Birr (£25 – £5,000). The security forces can enforce these measures where necessary.The requirement for mask-wearing is being enforced in all public spaces. You should comply with all such limitations, wear a mask in public, and monitor local media for further updates.
    Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, Harari and Tigray regional states have banned or restricted public transport to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Tigray has instituted additional quarantine measures for those travelling from overseas and other parts of Ethiopia and curtailed movement between cities and rural areas in the region. You should follow the advice of the local authorities.
    Most hotels and accommodation remain open. You should follow national coronavirus measures.

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    15.07.2020
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia has closed its land borders. UHHAS and WFP AGPS ops are ongoing.

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    International restrictions:

    The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that all land border crossings will be closed except for “essential goods” as of March 23.
    Air passengers from international destinations are being asked to complete a health declaration form.
    Air passengers do not need specific documentation related to COVID-19 in order to enter/exit Ethiopia, but should be prepared to show proof of immunization for yellow fever.
    All air passengers arriving in Ethiopia through Bole International Airport will be subjected to COVID-19 screening, which will include questions about recent travel and the taking of their temperature. Individuals from certain countries could be subject to extra screening procedures.
    All air passengers planning to transit through Addis Ababa must have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport or they risk being placed in extended quarantine in a designated hotel at their own expense.
    Transit passengers are also strongly advised to have their onward ticket be for a same-day connecting flight. Bole International Airport authorities are not allowing passengers to stay overnight in the airport. Transit passengers who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 8 April the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency to help limit the spread of coronavirus. The State of Emergency will last for five months and gives the Federal Government and security forces increased power to impose limitations. Measures include: all meetings of four or more people for religious, government, social or political purposes are prohibited; for gatherings of three or fewer people, individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times. Exceptions for funerals and other essential functions to take place will be considered on a case-by-case basis; schools, bars, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs have been closed. Cafes and restaurants must have no more than three people at a table with tables at least two adult strides apart; wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places; everyone must stand at least two strides apart; greetings by handshake are banned; all movements across land borders, except for the flow of cargo and essential goods, are suspended; public transport will reduce passenger loads on vehicles to ensure social distancing is possible; landlords are banned from evicting or increasing rents on private tenants residing in their properties for the duration of the State of Emergency; all commercial and private employers bound by the Labour proclamation will be prohibited from reducing their workforces or prematurely terminating employment contracts; students and teachers are banned from meeting and are only permitted to connect online or by other means that do not contravene social distancing measures; although lawyers will still be able to confer with their clients in correctional facilities with the necessary precautions in place, all other prison visits are prohibited; sporting activities at all levels are prohibited; children’s playgrounds and other such venues will be closed. Any person failing to comply with the measures could face up to three years imprisonment or a fine of between 1,000 and 200,000 Ethiopian Birr.The security forces can enforce these measures where necessary.The requirement for mask-wearing is being enforced in all public spaces. You should comply with all such limitations, wear a mask in public, and monitor local media for further updates.
    Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, Harari and Tigray regional states have banned or restricted public transport to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Tigray has instituted additional quarantine measures for those travelling from overseas and other parts of Ethiopia and curtailed movement between cities and rural areas in the region. You should follow the advice of the local authorities. For further information see Local Travel in Safety and Security

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    27.06.2020
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia has closed its land borders. UHHAS and WFP AGPS ops are ongoing.

    Passengers arriving in Ethiopia:
    – are subject to medical screening; and
    – must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
    – are subject to quarantine for 7 days.

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    International restrictions:

    On 23 March the Government of Ethiopia announced the closure of the country’s land borders. You should check for updates with local authorities before travelling to the border. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international ports of arrival) have put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia. Screening may include temperature measurements and checks on recent travel to affected areas. Those people displaying symptoms linked to coronavirus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility for up to 24 hours while further tests are carried out. The Ethiopian Public Health Institute advises that anyone who tests positive for the virus but displays only mild symptoms will be required to remain at the isolation facility for a further 14 days, in line with WHO guidance. Anyone with a pre-existing condition that requires regular medicines should bring sufficient amounts to cover a potential unplanned additional 2 week stay. More serious cases will be transferred to hospital.

    Passengers arriving into the country are subject to mandatory self-isolation or quarantine.

    Passengers carrying a negative Covid-19 test certificate dated within the previous 72 hours are required to take a new test and to self-isolate at home for 14 days. All other passengers will be subject to 7 days mandatory quarantine, followed by a further 7 days self-isolation at home, where possible. Mandatory quarantine will be at government designated hotels. You may choose from a range of hotels at different prices, but cannot change hotel once your quarantine has started. Passengers are responsible for the full cost of their stay in quarantine.

    *****Transit Passengers
    All air passengers planning to transit through Addis Ababa must have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport or they risk being placed in extended quarantine in a designated hotel at their own expense.
    Transit passengers are also strongly advised to have their onward ticket be for a same-day connecting flight. Bole International Airport authorities are not allowing passengers to stay overnight in the airport. Transit passengers who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 8 April the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency to help limit the spread of coronavirus. The State of Emergency will last for five months and gives the Federal Government and security forces increased power to impose limitations. Measures include: all meetings of four or more people for religious, government, social or political purposes are prohibited; for gatherings of three or fewer people, individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times. Exceptions for funerals and other essential functions to take place will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    schools, bars, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs have been closed. Cafes and restaurants must have no more than three people at a table with tables at least two adult strides apart; wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places; everyone must stand at least two strides apart; greetings by handshake are banned; all movements across land borders, except for the flow of cargo and essential goods, are suspended; public transport will reduce passenger loads on vehicles to ensure social distancing is possible landlords are banned from evicting or increasing rents on private tenants residing in their properties for the duration of the State of Emergency all commercial and private employers bound by the Labour proclamation will be prohibited from reducing their workforces or prematurely terminating employment contracts students and teachers are banned from meeting and are only permitted to connect online or by other means that do not contravene social distancing measures although lawyers will still be able to confer with their clients in correctional facilities with the necessary precautions in place, all other prison visits are prohibited sporting activities at all levels are prohibited children’s playgrounds and other such venues will be closed. Any person failing to comply with the measures could face up to three years imprisonment or a fine of between 1,000 and 200,000 Ethiopian Birr. The security forces can enforce these measures where necessary.The requirement for mask-wearing is being enforced in all public spaces. You should comply with all such limitations, wear a mask in public, and monitor local media for further updates.
    Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, Harari and Tigray regional states have banned or restricted public transport to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Tigray has instituted additional quarantine measures for those travelling from overseas and other parts of Ethiopia and curtailed movement between cities and rural areas in the region.

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    24.06.2020
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia has closed its land borders. UHHAS and WFP AGPS ops are ongoing.

    International restrictions:

    Ethiopian airlines has suspended air traffic to over 110 countries. Domestic flights and cargo flights are still operational. Transit through the capital Addis Ababa is still possible if passengers have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport for a sameday connecting flight. Otherwise, they are likely to be quarantined in a designated hotel at their own expense. Transit passengers are not allowed to stay overnight in the airport. Those who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense. All incoming travellers will undergo a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense. Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies. The 14-day quarantine does not apply to transit passengers. Transit passengers holding connecting flight bookings will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their connecting flight. All land borders have been closed except for cargo traffic.

    Internal restrictions:

    A national ‘state of emergency’ is in place until September. Handshakes and religious, political and other official gatherings of more than four people are prohibited. While exceptions might be made for funeral services and essential services under special circumstances, all attendees will be required to maintain a two metre distance. While some public transport services remain operational, passenger occupancy cannot exceed 50 percent of all seats. The same applies to private vehicles, which are also only allowed to travel on alternating days according to the last number of their license plate. Educational institutions, bars and nightclubs remain closed. State-of-emergency provisions prohibit employers from terminating employment contracts, while landlords are not allowed to evict tenants or raise rent. Within the Tigray region, an emergency-rule order has been imposed until June: inter-state long travel is banned, as well as weddings and other festivities which could lead to large gatherings. Markets, night clubs, bars and khat places are also closed. The Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Harari, Oromia, Somali, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s region state governments have banned cross-country public transportation through their regions and personally-owned vehicles are restricted to three passengers. Travellers should expect checkpoints during travel for COVID-19 related screenings.

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    01.06.2020
  • Ethiopia A national state of emergency was declared on 8 April for five months. Effective 23 March 2020, all passengers arriving in Ethiopia will be placed in a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at their own expense. UHHAS Cargo ops still ongoing.

    International restrictions:

    Ethiopian airlines has suspended air traffic to over 110 countries. Domestic flights and cargo flights are still operational. Transit through the capital Addis Ababa is still possible if passengers have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport for a same-day connecting flight. Otherwise, they are likely to be quarantined in a designated hotel at their own expense. Transit passengers are not allowed to stay overnight in the airport. Those who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense. All incoming travellers will undergo a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense. Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies. The 14-day quarantine does not apply to transit passengers. Transit passengers holding connecting flight bookings will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their connecting flight. All land borders have been closed except for cargo traffic.

    Internal restrictions:

    A national state of emergency is in place until September. Handshakes and religious, political and other official gatherings of more than four people are prohibited. While exceptions might be made for funeral services and essential services under special circumstances, all attendees will be required to maintain a two metre distance. While some public transport services remain operational, passenger occupancy cannot exceed 50 percent of all seats. The same applies to private vehicles, which are also only allowed to travel on alternating days according to the last number of their license plate. Educational institutions, bars and nightclubs remain closed. State-of-emergency provisions prohibit employers from terminating employment contracts, while landlords are not allowed to evict tenants or raise rent. Within the Tigray region, an emergency-rule order has been imposed until June: inter-state long travel is banned, as well as weddings and other festivities which could lead to large gatherings. Markets, night clubs, bars and khat places are also closed. The Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Harari, Oromia, Somali, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s region state governments have banned cross-country public transportation through their regions and personally-owned vehicles are restricted to three passengers. Travellers should expect checkpoints during travel for COVID-19 related screenings.

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    21.05.2020
  • Ethiopia A national state of emergency was declared on 8 April for five months. Effective 23 March 2020, all passengers arriving in Ethiopia will be placed in a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at their own expense. UHHAS Cargo ops still ongoing.

    International restrictions:

    Ethiopian airlines has suspended air traffic to over 110 countries. Domestic flights and cargo flights are still operational. Transit through the capital Addis Ababa is still possible if passengers have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport for a same-day connecting flight. Otherwise, they are likely to be quarantined in a designated hotel at their own expense. Transit passengers are not allowed to stay overnight in the airport. Those who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense. All incoming travellers will undergo a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense. Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies. The 14-day quarantine does not apply to transit passengers. Transit passengers holding connecting flight bookings will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their connecting flight. All land borders have been closed except for cargo traffic.

    Internal restrictions:

    A national state of emergency is in place until September. Handshakes and religious, political and other official gatherings of more than four people are prohibited. While exceptions might be made for funeral services and essential services under special circumstances, all attendees will be required to maintain a two metre distance. While some public transport services remain operational, passenger occupancy cannot exceed 50 percent of all seats. The same applies to private vehicles, which are also only allowed to travel on alternating days according to the last number of their license plate. Educational institutions, bars and nightclubs remain closed. State-of-emergency provisions prohibit employers from terminating employment contracts, while landlords are not allowed to evict tenants or raise rent. Within the Tigray region, an emergency-rule order has been imposed until June: inter-state long travel is banned, as well as weddings and other festivities which could lead to large gatherings. Markets, night clubs, bars and khat places are also closed. The Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Harari, Oromia, Somali, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s region state governments have banned cross-country public transportation through their regions and personally-owned vehicles are restricted to three passengers. Travellers should expect checkpoints during travel for COVID-19 related screenings.

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    18.05.2020
  • Ethiopia A national state of emergency was declared on 8 April for five months.
    Effective 23 March 2020, all passengers arriving in Ethiopia will be placed in a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at their own expense.

    UHHAS Cargo ops still ongoing.

    International restrictions:

    Ethiopian airlines has suspended air traffic to over 110 countries. Domestic flights and cargo flights are still operational.
    Transit through the capital Addis Ababa is still possible if passengers have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport for a same-day connecting flight. Otherwise, they are likely to be quarantined in a designated hotel at their own expense. Transit passengers are not allowed to stay overnight in the airport. Those who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense.
    All incoming travellers will undergo a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense.
    Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies.
    The 14-day quarantine does not apply to transit passengers.
    Transit passengers holding connecting flight bookings will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their connecting flight.
    All land borders have been closed except for cargo traffic.

    Internal restrictions:

    A national state of emergency is in place until September.
    Handshakes and religious, political and other official gatherings of more than four people are prohibited. While exceptions might be made for funeral services and essential services under special circumstances, all attendees will be required to maintain a two metre distance.
    While some public transport services remain operational, passenger occupancy cannot exceed 50 percent of all seats. The same applies to private vehicles, which are also only allowed to travel on alternating days according to the last number of their license plate.
    Educational institutions, bars and nightclubs remain closed.
    State-of-emergency provisions prohibit employers from terminating employment contracts, while landlords are not allowed to evict tenants or raise rent.
    Within the Tigray region, an emergency-rule order has been imposed until June: inter-state long travel is banned, as well as weddings and other festivities which could lead to large gatherings. Markets, night clubs, bars and khat places are also closed.
    The Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Harari, Oromia, Somali, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s region state governments have banned cross-country public transportation through their regions and personally-owned vehicles are restricted to three passengers. Travellers should expect checkpoints during travel for COVID-19 related screenings.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information
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