Ethiopia Air Travel Guidelines


Ethiopia’s borders remain open to international travelers who meet the Ethiopian visa requirements. Airline passengers are required to follow a particular COVID-19 safety protocol on arrival in Ethiopia.

Operating Airlines

  • Ethiopian Airline
  • Air India
  • Emirates
  • Kenyan Airline
Eligible Travelers To Ethiopia
  • Indian National all types of visa
  • African nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Ethiopian visas
Eligible Travelers To India
  • Indian Nationals and OCI /POI Cardholders holding any country passport
  • All Foreign Nationals on work permit and Business visitors

Protocols For Travelling To Ethiopia

  • All passengers traveling to Ethiopia MUST present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity shouldn’t exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date sample is given. with QR code (Other African countries refer portal)
  • Self declaration form to be filled at Airport at Exit.

Protocols For Travelling To India

  • RT-PCR Test mandatory 72 hr. prior to departure.
  • Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal and upload a negative COVID-19 RTPCR report.
  • Exemption form required only in case of exigency due to the death in the family, to be applied online at least 72 hours prior boarding.
  • Registration Mandatory for OCI card Holder with Indian embassy.

Quarantine Duration

  • Ethiopia– Not Applicable
  • India – 14 Days HQ “Mandatory RT-PCR negative certificate” (State wise rules differs)

Relevant Forms And Registration Links

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Manish Khandelwal
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