Passengers are considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if they have received the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine (AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, or Sinovac), or the first dose of 1-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson) at least 2 weeks prior to travel.
Passengers who have been infected with Covid-19 are considered recovered 7 days after the positive RT-PCR or antigen test, if they were asymptomatic. If symptomatic, passengers are considered recovered after minimum 7 days from the date of start of symptoms and additional 3 days without symptoms.
- Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers aged older than 12 years old must hold a negative RT-PCR result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours prior to arrival. The negative RT-PCR test result certificate issued in Ethiopia for travel from Ethiopia is not allowed to be used on the return flight.
- Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
- Other exempt passengers:
- Holders of diplomatic or service passports or their immediate families, however, these passengers will be tested on arrival and if the test result is positive, they must isolate for 7 days;
- Passengers who hold proof that they have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 90 days;
- Ethiopian refugees or asylum seekers returning to Ethiopia. They will be subject to an antigen test on arrival;
- Passengers in transit, however they must remain the airport, or quarantine in designated hotels until their next flight. Passengers who leave the airport or designated hotel must either hold a negative PCR result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours prior to arrival, or they must take a negative antigen test on arrival.
- Digital test certificates must be based on the African Union's Trusted Travel Guidelines and the United Nations Development Programme sponsored Global Haven Program. Passengers entering or transiting through Ethiopia from countries not yet part of the Trusted Travel initiative should use Global Haven for Covid-19 test results.
- Passengers departing Ethiopia must obtain a negative RT-PCR test certificate from an authorised laboratory and be issued with a Trusted Travel (TT) code that can be verified prior to departure. Passengers will receive a text message (SMS) from PanaBios in addition to an email from the testing laboratory and/or from PanaBios with a link to activate their account on Trusted Travel PanaBios.