The Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority (ECRA) has recently stepped up seizure of foreign currencies and valuables in excess of $3 000 (three thousand US Dollars) from passengers transiting Ethiopia without prior declaration of such valuables.
Acting Spokesperson for the Ministry, Mr Friday Akpan made this known in a statement.
Mr Akpan said the rule on the forfeiture of undeclared valuables applies to all passengers travelling to Ethiopia or transiting, including the prosecution of offenders of money laundering in line with Ethiopian Laws.
He said the Ministry therefore urged all prospective Nigerian travelers to please take note of this development and adhere strictly to avoid undue embarrassment at the airport.
Akpan further stated that, the Embassy of Nigeria in Addis Ababa is engaging the Ethiopian authorities to secure the release of undeclared monies seized from Nigerians.