Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)


Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

Welcome to Addis Ababa Bole Airport

Addis Ababa Airport – Bole International Airport is the larger of the two Addis Ababa Airport in Ethiopia, located 8 kilometers south of Addis Ababa.

ADD, Ethiopia’s busiest airport, can handle up to 22 million people per year.

Ethiopian Airlines is the leading airline based at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, with flights to over 125 domestic and international destinations.


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Ethiopia COVID-19 entry regulations

Date:  28 October 2022

Ethiopia COVID-19 entry regulations/requirements is lifted effective immediately.

However, please note the following prohibited activities and duties imposed:

  1. It is prohibited for any person who knows he is infected with Coronaviruses to enter the country.
  2. Any person showing COVID-19 symptoms has the duty to appropriately wear face mask, get self-test or test at health facility and follow and implement General COVTD 19 preventive measures if tests positive.
  3. Any COVID-19 positive person shall isolate himself either at home or health facility according to the severity of the illness until declared recovered by a health professional.

Important Notice For every Travelers from USA

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Entoto Street
PO Box 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 011-130-6000
Fax: +251-11-124-2435 and +251-11-124-2419


For Additional Travel Information

Please visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page more information on entry/ exit requirements related to COVID-19 in Ethiopia. 

Requirements for Entry:

To enter Ethiopia lawfully, all citizens of the United States must get a visa. If you don't have a valid e-Visa, don't go to Ethiopia. Entrance will be denied to visitors without a current visa. To prevent any disturbance to your trip plans, print your e-Visa and have a copy with you at all times. Please apply for an e-Visa at before traveling to Ethiopia. For the most recent details on Ethiopian visas, get in touch with the embassy. Consular or embassy of Ethiopia should be contacted if you have any questions about visas from abroad.

VISA: All visitors must be in the nation legally, according to the Ethiopian Immigration and Citizenship Service, which vigorously enforces immigration laws. If you stay beyond your visa limit, there is a daily penalty. For the purpose of obtaining an exit visa and obtaining permission to leave the country, this fine must be paid in full in US dollars at immigration.

Foreign Currency Restrictions:

  • Visitors to Ethiopia, including transit passengers who do not intend to leave Bole International Airport, may carry up to 1,000 ETB per trip to and from Ethiopia. Residents of Ethiopia may enter with a maximum of $1,000 USD or other foreign currency equivalent. Non-Ethiopians can enter with 3,000 USD or other foreign currency equivalent. All foreign currency in excess of the above limits must be declared by travelers.
  • Ethiopian residents are not permitted to keep foreign currency for more than 30 days after declaring it. Nonresidents are permitted to keep foreign currency for the duration of their visa.
  • Nonresidents carrying more than 3,000 USD in foreign currency and residents carrying any amount of foreign currency must produce a valid bank document or foreign currency customs declaration that is less than 30 days old when leaving Ethiopia.
  • These rules are strictly enforced, and failure to follow them will almost certainly result in the confiscation of excess or undeclared currency.

Ivory, Animal Skins, Souvenirs, Precious Stones and Minerals, Antiques/Artifacts:

  • Travelers carrying ivory may be detained, imprisoned, fined, or have their ivory confiscated.
  • Souvenirs that are reproductions of antiques or religious artifacts must be accompanied by a proper receipt and may still be confiscated.
  • Antiques, including religious artifacts, Ethiopian crosses, and animal skins and other wildlife parts, require export permits processed by the airport customs office's Export Section. For a permit, contact the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority.
  • The amount of precious stones and minerals that can be exported for personal use is limited. Check with your local government.
  • Contact the Ethiopian Ministry of Revenues if you have any questions about exports.
  • See our Customs and Import Restrictions information sheet.


  • Laptop computers and video equipment that are not intended for personal use must be declared upon arrival and departure.
  • Some recording devices may necessitate special customs clearance. If you need these items for work, you should notify the Ethiopian Embassy or the Ethiopian Communications Authority before traveling.
  • The US Embassy cannot help you obtain permits or return confiscated equipment.

Consult the CDC website for Ethiopia prior to travel.

For emergency services in Ethiopia, dial the following numbers:

  • Addis Ababa Police Commission Emergency: 991/922
  • Fire (Addis Ababa): 939
  • Traffic Police (Addis Ababa): 945
  • Ambulance (Ethiopian Red Cross Society in Addis Ababa): 907

Medical care is extremely limited, with facilities only adequate for stabilization and emergency care. There is a severe shortage of physicians and other qualified medical personnel, as well as medical supplies such as respirators and oxygen. Emergency, ambulance, and psychiatric services are also scarce. Medicine is in short supply. Before treatment, all care providers, both public and private, require payment or a cash deposit in Ethiopian birr.

Ambulance services are:

  • Except in Addis Ababa, they are not available throughout the country or are unreliable.
  • Generally, they are not staffed with trained paramedics and frequently have little or no medical equipment.
  • Travelers who have been injured or are seriously ill may prefer to take a taxi or private vehicle to the nearest major hospital rather than wait for an ambulance.

USA Medicare & Medicaid Insurance:

Be aware that US Medicare/Medicaid does not apply outside of the United States. Most hospitals and doctors in other countries do not accept American health insurance. Some clinics will require payment prior to service or payment at the time of checkout.

Medical Insurance:

Check to see if your health insurance plan covers you abroad. Most overseas caregivers only accept cash payments. More information on insurance providers for overseas coverage can be found on our website. For more information on the type of insurance you should consider before traveling abroad, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.

We strongly advise you to purchase additional insurance to cover medical evacuation.

Carry your prescription medication in its original packaging, along with your doctor's prescription, at all times. A permit from the Ministry of Health is required if the quantity of drugs exceeds what would be expected for personal use. To ensure that the medication is legal in Ethiopia, contact the Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration (EFDA) at +251-11-552-41-22 or *8484*.


Many Ethiopian cities, including Addis Ababa, are located at high altitudes. Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take appropriate precautions before traveling. More information about traveling to high altitudes can be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.

The following diseases are prevalent:

Vaccinations: Get all of the vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.

Further health information:

Air Quality: Visit AirNow Department of State for information on air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of doctors and hospitals. We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic. 

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About Addis Ababa Airport - Bole Airport

The Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA: ADD), originally known as Haile Selassie I International Airport, serves around 12.1 million travelers annually. Since June 2018, the airport has seen an average of 450 planes per day arrive and depart. Ethiopian Airlines.

This national airline offers nonstop service to Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, as well as locations throughout Ethiopia and across the African continent.

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Ethiopia is bounded to the north by Eritrea, to the northeast by Djibouti, to the east by Somalia, to the south by Kenya, and to the west by South Sudan and Sudan.

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Ethiopians are ethnically diverse, with the most significant differences based on linguistic classification. Ethiopia is a linguistic mosaic of about 100 languages divided into four groups.

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Ethiopian Airlines Planes and Seat Maps at Bole Airport - Addis Ababa Airport

Use this as a resource for Ethiopian Airlines seat maps and fleet information before booking or flying. Click on each plane!

Top airlines flying to Addis Ababa Airport - Addis Ababa bole International Airport

  • Ethiopian Air Ethiopian Air
  • Iberia Iberia
  • Air India Air India
  • Japan Airlines Japan Airlines
  • Alitalia Alitalia
  • British Airways British Airways
  • Kenya Airways Kenya Airways
  • Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Airlines
  • LATAM Airlines LATAM Airlines
  • United Airlines United Airlines
  • Lufthansa Lufthansa
  • Eritrean Airlines Eritrean
  • Korean Air Korean Air
  • Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines
  • Delta Delta
  • Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific
  • Ukraine International Airlines Ukraine International Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines
  • Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
  • Air China Air China
  • Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines
  • Oman Air Oman Air
  • Egypt Air Egypt Air
  • Air France Air France
  • Jazeera Airways Jazeera Airways
  • Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines
  • RwandAir RwandAir
  • flydubai flydubai
  • Air Canada Air Canada
  • Emirates Emirates
  • Kuwait Airways Kuwait Airways
  • Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport - Bole Airport (ADD)

Ethiopian Airlines’ main hub is Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, one of Africa’s largest airports. On January 21, 2003, the ultra-modern airport terminal was opened. With its sophisticated amenities, this large terminal handles all international flights.

Boarding rooms, lounges, entertainment centers, shopping malls, offices, and other amenities will be housed in the new terminal. The extension project includes new boarding gates, boarding bridges, and parking places. Passengers and employees will both benefit from the expanded parking lot.

Addis Airport has the capacity to serve more over 6.5 million international and domestic passengers per year with world-class passenger and cargo services.


Addis Ababa Airport is located in the Bole neighborhood, slightly under 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the city center.

Ethiopian internal aircraft, road networks, and public transit serve the Ethiopian capital and surrounding area, and it is well connected to the rest of the country.

ADD, Ethiopia’s busiest airport, can handle up to 22 million people per year.

A walkway connects the two terminals, and a free shuttle service is available:

Addis Ababa Airport has two terminals

  • Terminal 1 has 4 gates for domestic flights,
  • Terminal 2 features 7 gates handling International arrivals and departures.
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The Ethiopian Airlines Group offers a diverse range of career opportunities. Find Ethiopian job openings and Ethiopian employment information on the internet.

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Addis Ababa Bole Airport Phone Number :(+251) 11 665 2222