Ethiopia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import of max:
- 400 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco (only for passengers of 18 years and older);
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages (only for passengers of 18 years and older);
- 600 milliliters of perfume;
- goods for personal use.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Prohibited: Firearms and bullets or parts thereof.
Import license required for hunting guns.

Export regulations:

Free export of goods for personal use.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by veterinarian good health certificate issued at point of origin.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at first airport of entry into Ethiopia.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Ethiopia when the onward flight is within 24 hours.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Ethiopian Birr-ETB): up to ETB 200.- per person.
Foreign currencies: for nationals of Ethiopia: not allowed. For other nationals: up to a max. of USD 3,000.- or equivalent, without bank permit.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Ethiopian Birr-ETB) if passengers hold a re-entry permit: ETB 200.- per person.
Foreign currencies : up to the amounts imported and declared, if exceeded USD 3,000.- or equivalent.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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