Det etiopiske utenriksdepartementet har endra reglementet for å reise med utanlandsk valuta verdt over USD3000 og etiopiske birr over ETB200. Kontantar som overstig USD3000 eller tilsvarande i anna utanlandsk valuta må deklarerast. Innreisande og utreisande har ikkje lov til å reise med meir enn ETB200 i kontantar. Reglane vert handheva svært strengt, og personar som bryt dei risikerar å verta fengsla, i tillegg til konfiskering av den ulovlege pengesummen.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has amended directions for inwards and outwards movement of foreign currency notes and Ethiopian Birr issued by the National Bank. Any amount exceeding USD 3000 or equivalent in cash must be declared, and any traveller entering or exiting the country may carry only Ethiopian Birr in cash up to ETB 200.
1. Any traveller who is a non-resident of Ethiopia shall declare any amount of cash exceeding USD 3000 or its equivalent in any other convertible foreign currency, all foreign currency cash notes in their possession at the point of entry into Ethiopia by filling out the declaration form of the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority prepared for this specific purpose.
2. Any traveller is not allowed to carry more than USD 3000 or its equivalent in any other convertible foreign currency upon departure from Ethiopia, unless he produces the evidence obtained from within the country showing his/her entitlement to it.
3. Any Ethiopian or foreign national who is a resident of Ethiopia may carry cash upon departure only by producing evidence of banks’ advice certifying the purchase of foreign currency from a bank or by producing a Customs Declaration which has not lapsed 45 days from the date of issue.
4. Any Ethiopian national who resides abroad or is a foreign national of Ethiopian origin may leave the country carrying an amount more than USD 3000 or its equivalent in cash upon producing a bank advice certifying the purchase of foreign currency or upon producing Customs Declaration paper issues at the time of entering the country.
5. Any foreign national who stayed in Ethiopia on business, visit or tourism, may leave Ethiopia carrying more than USD 3000 or its equivalent in cash only upon producing a bank advice certifying the purchase of foreign currency or a Customs Declaration paper issued at the time of entering the country and the visa period has not expired.
6. Transit travellers staying for more than 24 hours in Ethiopia may leave Ethiopia carrying more than USD 3000 or its equivalent in cash only where she/he produces Customs Declaration paper issued at the time of entering Ethiopia through customs.
7. Employees of embassies and foreign organisations or individuals entering into the country through embassies or foreign organisations on temporary employment or to attend workshops and seminars to give training may leave Ethiopia carrying more than USD 3000 or its equivalent in cash only where they produce a bank advice showing that they were paid directly from a bank or a confirmation letter that they were paid by a withdrawal from the embassies’ or the foreign organisations’ foreign currency account, or safe custody.
8. Any traveller entering or exiting the country, may carry the Ethiopian Birr in cash only up to ETB 200.
June 2, 2009