How does the Ethiopian Airlines FREE TRANSIT HOTEL in Addis Ababa work? | Honeymoon VLOG 7

It wasn't very clear to us before our trip how this Ethiopian Airlines free transit hotel business was going to work out for us from Cape Town - Addis Ababa - Seychelles so I wanted to share how it exactly works from start to end including the hotel voucher. Open this up to learn more ↓

If you're travelling through Africa, Ethiopian Airlines is a very good option especially if you're with Star Alliance and using your points. Often times, you'll run into issues with making connecting flights through Addis Ababa. In our case, we arrived in Addis really late from Cape Town and to connect with our flight to Seychelles meant we had to stay overnight. Luckily, Ethiopian Airlines offers a complimentary transit hotel if your layover is 8 to 24 hours and between two Ethiopian Airlines international flights..

The rules:
- You must be connecting through to an international flight on Ethiopian Airlines
- The long layover overnight must be the result of not having a choice for anything else (as in there are no options to fly out on the same day)
- Your passport must be eligible for a transit visa on arrival (most passports seem to be fine although there's no official list)

Here's what you need to know that nobody tells you about:
1️⃣ You CANNOT remove your bags during the transit so pack accordingly. This was not made clear in other guides I've read.
2️⃣You do not need to go to the transfer office when you land. Head straight out and go to the hotel transfer desk that is right outside the luggage hall in the arrivals area.
3️⃣Overnight in Ethiopia means that another country you fly to may immediately ask for Yellow Fever documentation. It is recommended that you have this ready.

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