Ethiopia is the favorite destination for travelers who love the unknown. Its great importance in history and great destinations to visit make this country a delight for any tourist who decides to set foot on its lands.
Of course, to venture into the cradle of humanity and not fail in the attempt, you need to take into account some recommendations before embarking on your trip and, thus, make your experience something safe and pleasant.
Taking into account the armed conflict in the Tigray region, the outbreaks of ethnic and political violence in various regions of the country, all travelers are strongly advised not to travel to the Tigray region, in the northern half of Amhara – a line marked by the following localities or areas: Gondar, Simien Mountains Bahar Dar, North Wollo, Lalibela, Woldiya, Kombolcha-, and the Afar areas that border Tigray and that northern half of Amhara.
Due to the current situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is recommended to follow the following input recommendations:
- All international passengers over 10 years of age must present, upon entry into Ethiopia, a negative PCR test carried out within a maximum period of 120 hours prior to arrival.
- Once health checks and other immigration procedures at the airport have been completed, it is mandatory to observe a 7-day quarantine period at home.
- Those who present a recovery certificate for the last 90 days or those who provide a vaccination certificate with a complete schedule are exempt from quarantine.
- If upon entering the country the traveler presents symptoms attributable to COVID-19 (verified by the airport health post), he will be transferred to one of the temporary isolation centers authorized by the Government.
- Documentation and visas
- It is necessary that you have possession of a visa and a passport with a validity period of a minimum of 6 months.
Some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Ethiopia. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, polio, triple viral (measles, mumps, and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough), and influenza. , proof of yellow fever and polio vaccination may be required upon admission.
What should I pack for Ethiopia?
What you need to bring to Ethiopia will depend on when you travel. Make sure you take these items with you:
Rain gear – If you are visiting during the rainy season, bring rain gear. Consider wearing waterproof shoes. They can help so that you don’t have to carry extra socks in your day bag.
Comfortable walking shoes – Many of the wonders of Ethiopia involve different terrains and activities such as hiking or climbing. Pack shoes that you have already fitted and are comfortable in for long periods of time.
Lightweight jacket – With a variable rise, you may need to put on a cape. Higher elevations have a different climate. Make sure you have a decent jacket that you don’t mind wearing when it’s hotter.
Getting informed is important
Before and during the trip, we recommend obtaining any information related to safety, health, administrative procedures such as the issuance of visas, etc.
In addition, we recommend that you follow the security recommendations issued by this Embassy through social networks.
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