Addis Abeba Airport: will I get problems with my videocamera?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jul 1, 2013 3:02 AM Last Post By: Ethiopianinfo
Jun 13, 2013 3:41 AM
Addis Abeba Airport: will I get problems with my videocamera?Hello, I'd like to visit Ethipia (Omo valley) but I am afraid I will get problems with my videocamera at Airport. My videocamera is enouth big but it is no professional camera. Its dimensions are: 173 x 187x 342 mm.
In your opinion will I get problems with it at Addis Abeba Airport?
Jun 13, 2013 4:31 AM
1No you should be fine. After collecting baggage from the carousels at Bole airport all luggage has to go through X ray machines watched over by Customs staff. My advice would be to have this over your shoulder in its bag. They may ask you to put it through the machine with all your other bags. They will probably not say anything but it is possible they will want to take down its serial number so that in theory they can check you take it with you out of the country and don't sell it........
BUT these days there are so many visitors/tourists arriving at Bole they probably wont bother you.
Jun 13, 2013 4:45 AM
Jun 13, 2013 5:09 AM
Jun 13, 2013 11:37 AM
Jun 14, 2013 7:59 PM
5The question is what else do you have. Is it just the video camera or do you have the video camera AND equipment boxes full of photography equipment including remote sound microphones, tripods, still cameras , filters and endless electronic accessories? Is it just you, or you and your assistants with bags of stuff also? If it is just you, the video camera, and normal tourist luggage, it should not be a problem.
Jun 17, 2013 12:19 PM
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Jul 1, 2013 3:02 AM
9well, if it is just a simple video camera, not really big video camera, it is ok, but if it is a bigger one, then there might be some fees for you. make sure it is not big camera, simple cameras are ok, but you should come with photo caeras with good quality video, because in the Omo valley, they will charge you extra for that as well
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