Ethiopia has implemented a travel ban and other restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • Travelers from the following countries are not allowed to enter Ethiopia: Angola, Bahrain, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Spain, Sudan and Switzerland.
  • All travelers entering the country are subject to a 14-day quarantine at their own expense. Quarantined travelers will be checked and released after 14 days.
  • The immigration office is closed indefinitely; no new permit applications can be submitted.
  • The government has declared a state of emergency, restricting movement between all major cities and rural areas. Vehicle movement within the city is restricted on certain days.

Analysis & Comments: The travel ban and quarantine will affect the movement of people into Ethiopia. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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