Declaration of Foreign Currency: Nigerian Travelers Visiting Ethiopia Are Advised to Declare Currency Over $3,000
Jan 17th, 2019

The Nigerian Embassy and Permanent Mission has set new rules for all Nigerian travelers that will be visiting the country to declare their foreign currencies and jewelries.

According to a report by the spokesperson of Nigerian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa, Kaston Ojomo, all Nigerian travelers coming to the country or just passing through should declare their money and valuables.

”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.”

However, travelers who do not want to declare their currencies and valuables have the option of keeping them safely in the airport.

”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 out of the country”

What do you think about these rules by the Mission?

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