Ethiopia sets new rules for Nigerian travellers.
According to the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Nigeria, citizens of this country have to declare foreign currency exceeding $3000 and valuables like jewellery.
This news was reportedly announced by Kaston Ojomo, spokesperson of the Nigerian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
His statement shared on Saturday, January 12, 2019, read, “Foreign currencies in excess of 3000 dollars per person or its equivalent in foreign currency, as well as valuables, should be declared to the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Service on arrival to Ethiopia.
“Transit passengers staying longer than 24 hours in Ethiopia are also required to declare to the Ethiopian Customs any sum of money exceeding the amount or its equivalent in foreign currency, by completing the foreign currency customs declaration form as well.”
It added, “Please avail yourselves of using the safe boxes installed in the airport by the Ethiopian Airlines for the safekeeping of your valuables and monies if you are unwilling to declare them.
“It is guaranteed that your belongings will be safe and will be retrieved on your way out of the country.”
The spokesman for the Nigerian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for African also warned that failure to declare monies and valuables would result in them being confiscated by the Ethiopian Authorities.