Ethiopia to start mandatory quarantine of passengers on Monday

Addis Ababa, March 21, 2020 (FBC) –The Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) said all passengers entering Ethiopia as of Monday will be placed in a mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

As part of the efforts to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government yesterday decided to quarantine all passengers arriving Ethiopia for 14 days at their own personal cost.

In a statement issued today, the airlines said that “passengers entering Ethiopia after 00:10 am of March 23 will be placed in a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days.”

Additional hotel will be selected and advised in due course. Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies, it added.

According to the airlines, the 14 days’ quarantine does not apply to transit passengers. Transit passengers holding connecting flight booking will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their connecting flight.

The government of Ethiopia announced the suspension of flights to more than 30 countries yesterday.

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