Addis Ababa airport Passenger Information

1. Currency Regulation

There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency imported into Ethiopia, but it must be declared. Foreign currency may be changed only at authorized banks and hotels. The currency declaration form will be required by customs on departure. Visitors may change back excess birr in to foreign currency at the airport before departure, but you have to bring with you all receipts. For exchange transaction foreign exchange services are available at the arrival lounge.

2.Customs Regulations

Duty free imports are permitted for up to

1. 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or ½ Ib of tobacco.
2. 2 litters of alcoholic beverages.
3. Half litter or two bottles of perfume, in addition, visitors may export souvenirs, although some articles (like animal skin) requires an export permit.

3.Health requirement

First of all, visitors should be in possession of valid health certificate for yellow fever, therefore, vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected with in six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia.

4.Visa and immigration requirements

You can obtain Visa at Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions over seas. However, nationals of 33 countries are now allowed to receive their tourist visas on arrival in Ethiopia at the regular charge. The list includes

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greek
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United states
For china including passports issued in Hong Kong (SAR china), visa is available on arrival


Finally, enjoy your stay in Addis Ababa.

Source info: Ethiopian Airports Enterprise