Ethiopia starts mandatory 14-day quarantine for passengers
Addis Ababa, March 23, 2020 (FBC) –As part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus, Ethiopia has instituted a mandatory quarantine of all passengers entering Ethiopia starting from today.
Accordingly, passengers entering Ethiopia as of March 23 will be placed in a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight and Ghion hotels for 14 days at their own personal cost.
Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa city, Engineer Takele Uma, in a twitter post this morning said “the city will be providing needed care for them including beds, food and water.”
Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies.
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 last Friday announced the suspension of flights to more than 30 countries.
Ethiopia confirmed yesterday two more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 11.
Both patients are in stable condition and under close medical care.