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COVID-19 – Travel restrictions and consular assistance

For more information on the visa application procedure, please visit the page ‘Visa for Belgium’. 

In line with the social distance measures taken by both the Ethiopian and Belgian authorities, the Embassy has limited its opening hours and activities.

The consular department continues to provide urgent consular and administrative assistance to Belgians.

For your health and everyone else's, the Embassy is working upon appointment only, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am to 12am. You can contact us via AddisAbaba@diplobel.fed.be or AddisAbaba.Visa@diplobel.fed.be or +251 911 255 583 (only during opening hours).

Only for consular assistance to Belgians in case of emergency (outside of working hours):

  • In Ethiopia : +251 967 88 22 72
  • In Djibouti : Mrs Izzo +253 21 35 10 65 (or +25377247368 for WhatsApp only) or by email consulbeldjibouti@gmail.com


Visitors requesting an appointment will have to confirm that:

  • They do not have flu-like symptoms.
  • They have not travelled to risk countries/regions in the last 3 weeks.
  • To their knowledge, they have not had any contact with anyone suspected of having, or confirmed to have, the COVID-19 virus. 

If you cannot confirm all of the above statements, please refrain from visiting the Embassy.


COVID-19 in Ethiopië and Djibouti

Our team in Addis Ababa is doing all that it can to help you and inform you via regular messages on the email addresses which you provided us. As underlined by Minister Goffin in his letter of 17 March 2020, we are faced with exceptional circumstances, and sometimes need to be patient. We thank you for your understanding.

Are you a Belgian Tourist?  Register yourself on Travellers Online to receive updates on the situation in Ethiopia et Djibouti. Please also send your contact details to our email address : addisababa@diplobel.fed.be

We are at your side and are doing all we can to help you out. You can find more information on what you can do yourself here : https://diplomatiebe.tappable.dev/coronavirus-fr 

Please also consult our travel advice:

  • Travel advice for Ethiopia (in FR or in NL)
  • Travel advice for Djibouti (in FR or in NL)

Are you a PERMANENT RESIDENT in Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed regular flights from Addis Ababa to Brussels and some other European destinations

The dedicated telephone number for the detection of COVID-19 in Ethiopia is 8335.

Are you a PERMANENT RESIDENT in Djibouti?

Commercial flights from/to Djibouti have resumed since 17th July 2020. 

The dedicated telephone number for the detection of COVID-19 in Ethiopia is 1517.

For additional information or if you have any question, please find hereunder useful contacts and links