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Flights to Medina

Ethiopian Airlines’ Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) – Medina (Saudi Arabia) route is opened.

Flights will start on August 2, 4 times a week, with a flight time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The cost of tickets starts from $450 round trip.

Currency exchange rate SAR to ETB

Updated 02.12.2023


Saudi Arabia: country’s borders status

Borders are open with restrictions.

Entry conditions for citizens and tourists

Holders of a Hajj visa must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.

This rule does not apply to children under 12.

Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V.
More details can be found here.

Holders of a visit visa must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.

Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Iran are not allowed to enter.

National holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in Saudi Arabia in 2023. Non-working days:

  • Wednesday, 22 February: Foundation Day (يوم التأسيس);
  • Friday to Monday, April 21 to April 24: Eid al-Fitr (عطلة عيد الفطر);
  • Tuesday to Friday, June 27 to June 30: Eid al-Adha (عطلة عيد الأضحى);
  • Saturday, 23 September: National Day (اليوم الوطني).

Ethiopia: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in Ethiopia in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in Ethiopia in 2023. Non-working days:

  • January 7, Saturday: Ethiopian Christmas (የኢትዮጵያ ገና);
  • January 19, Thursday: Epiphany (ጥምቀት);
  • March 2, Thursday: Adwa Victory Day (የንግድ ድል ቀን);
  • April 14, Friday: Ethiopian Good Friday (የኢትዮጵያ መልካም አርብ);
  • April 16, Sunday: Ethiopian Easter Sunday (የኢትዮጵያ ፋሲካ እሁድ);
  • April 22, Saturday: Eid al-Fitr (ኢድ አልፈጥር);
  • May 1, Monday: Labor Day (የሰራተኞቸ ቀን);
  • May 5, Friday: Victory Day of the Patriots (የአርበኞች የድል ቀን);
  • May 28, Sunday: Derg Fall Day (የደርግ የውድቀት ቀን);
  • June 29, Thursday: Eid al-Fitr (የኢድ አል አድሃ አረፋ በዓል);
  • September 12, Tuesday: Ethiopian New Year (የኢትዮጵያ አዲስ አመት);
  • September 27, Wednesday: Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (የነቢዩ ሙሐመድ ልደት).


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