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Ethiopia Travel Restrictions

2.54% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 2.50% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ethiopia.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ethiopia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

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.


Outgoing travel to EthiopiaTravelling from New Zealand to Ethiopia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 120 hours before departing to Ethiopia.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, except children under the age of 10 and transit passengers, are required to present a negative PCR test taken 120 hours prior to flight schedule.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Ethiopia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All passengers are required to self-quarantine at home for 7 days.

Tourists or passengers who will attend a conference for an emergency will be tested with either PCR or Antigen-Based RDT test. If the result is negative, they will be exempted from the 7-day isolation period.

Diplomats who are unable to present a negative test on arrival will not be required to isolate for 7 days provided that they will present a negative COVID-19 test result (RT PCR or Antigen-Based RDT) on arrival. If they refuse to get a COVID-19 test on arrival, they will have to isolate for 14 days.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Ethiopia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Ethiopia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ethiopia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Ethiopia

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ethiopia with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ethiopia.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ethiopia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ethiopia.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 120 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 7 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Ethiopia is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Ethiopia are closed. Bars in Ethiopia are closed.