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Government of Canada announces new mandatory requirements for travellers to Canada

From: Public Health Agency of Canada

News release

November 2, 2020  –  Ottawa, ON  –  Public Health Agency of Canada

As part of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all travellers are required to provide specific information upon and after entry into Canada. This includes requirements to provide a quarantine plan and contact and travel information. The Government of Canada introduced ArriveCAN in April 2020 to create a secure and user-friendly way to help travellers comply with these border measures. ArriveCAN is available as a mobile app or by signing in online.

Today, the Government of Canada announced new mandatory requirements for travellers to Canada.

Pre-arrival to Canada:

As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flightThis includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan (unless exempted under conditions set out in the Mandatory Isolation Order), and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada; a border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally. Travellers who do not submit the required information digitally before boarding their flight could be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to $1,000 fine. Exceptions will be made for those unable to submit documents electronically due to personal circumstances, such as disability or inadequate infrastructure.

Starting on November 4, 2020, air travellers can expect to be reminded by their air carrier of the need to submit COVID-related information digitally through ArriveCAN prior to boarding their flight to Canada. 

Starting immediately, travellers entering Canada by land or marine modes are strongly encouraged to continue ArriveCAN by downloading the mobile app or signing in online to provide the mandatory information before they arrive to avoid additional delays for public health questioning and to limit points of contact at the border. Travellers can show their ArriveCAN receipt to a border services officer when seeking entry into Canada. 

Post-entry to Canada:

As of November 21, 2020, travellers who enter Canada by air, land or marine modes, unless exempted under conditions set out in the Mandatory Isolation Order, will also be required to submit information through ArriveCAN or by calling the 1-833-641-0343 toll-free number during their quarantine or isolation period. Within 48 hours of entering Canada, travellers must confirm they have arrived at their place of quarantine or isolation and those in quarantine must complete a daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessment during their quarantine period.  

Travellers who don’t use ArriveCAN to submit their information before entering Canada will be required to call the 1-833-641-0343 toll-free number on a daily basis throughout their quarantine or isolation period to provide their post-border information. They will not be able to revert to using ArriveCAN. 

Travellers who do not submit the mandatory information required after they have crossed the border will be considered a high priority for follow-up by law enforcement.

This is a significant step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 as traveller information can be shared quickly and securely with provinces and territories to contact travellers for public health follow-up, and with law enforcement to verify compliance with the Mandatory Isolation Order.

Submitting information digitally in all modes of travel will also help travellers reduce their processing time at the border as well as limit physical contact between travellers and border services officers and Public Health Agency of Canada officers. This protects the health and safety of travellers and officers.

The ArriveCAN app is available for download on Google Play for Android or through the App Store for iOS. Travellers can also submit their information by signing in online.

Quick Facts

  •  In-transit passengers whose final destination is not Canada do not need to submit their information through ArriveCAN.
  • Travellers who may experience difficulty submitting their information through ArriveCAN can access additional information at or send an email to:
  •  Exceptions will be made for those who are unable to submit documents electronically due to personal circumstances, such as disability or inadequate infrastructure.
  • Dedicated lanes for faster processing for ArriveCAN users are available at some major international airports, including: Vancouver International Airport, Calgary International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and the Montréal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
  • ArriveCAN does not use any technology or data, such as GPS, to monitor or track traveller movements. Your privacy is protected.
  • The Government of Canada is taking a variety of measures at the border as part of its efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Current travel restrictions remain in place. The Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada. Canada’s official global travel advisorycruise ship advisory and pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice are still in effect.

Covid-19 updates travelers to Ethiopia

Ethiopia entry requirement

Ethiopia entry requirement

In order to control the spread of COVID-19, the Ethiopian Government requires all arriving passengers entering Ethiopia to quarantine for 7 days at the expense of the passengers, except travelers who can bring certificate of negative PCR SAR-CoV test done up to 5 days before arrival to Ethiopia.

All travelers arriving at Bole International airport who can bring a certificate of negative PCR SAR-CoV test done up to 5 days before arrival to Ethiopia, will be required mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at home after giving sample upon arrival.

1.    All travelers with NO certificate of negative PCR SAR-CoV test done up to 5 days before arrival to Ethiopia as well as returnees will be quarantined at selected hotels including the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 7 days at passenger’s own expense or will be placed at different quarantine centers for 7 days. After 7 days,  travelers will be tested and then self-isolated for an additional 7 days at home.

2.    Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective Embassies  and are required to give swab  upon arrival.

3.    Passengers who have a certificate of Negative PCR SAR-CoV test are required to bring a printed copy of the result

4.    Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) certificate is NOT acceptable.

5.    The above quarantine requirement does not apply for transit passengers.

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed


IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days.

“Even with the filing deadline extended, we urge taxpayers who are owed refunds to file as soon as possible and file electronically,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds. Although we are curtailing some operations during this period, the IRS is continuing with mission-critical operations to support the nation, and that includes accepting tax returns and sending refunds. As a federal agency vital to the overall operations of our country, we ask for your personal support, your understanding – and your patience. I’m incredibly proud of our employees as we navigate through numerous different challenges in this very rapidly changing environment.”

The IRS will continue to monitor issues related to the COVID-19 virus, and updated information will be posted on a special coronavirus page on

This announcement comes following the President’s emergency declaration last week pursuant to the Stafford Act. The Stafford Act is a federal law designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of federal natural disaster and emergency assistance for state and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to aid citizens. It was enacted in 1988.

Treasury and IRS will issue additional guidance as needed and continue working with Congress, on a bipartisan basis, on legislation to provide further relief to the American people

What is new in 2019 tax?


በየትኛውም የአሜሪካ ግዛት ይኑሩ ታክስዎን እናዘጋጃለን::

መልካም የፈረንጆች አዲስ አመት። ያው እንደተለመደው የ2019 ዘመን አልቆ የ2020 ዘመን ሲተካ ከበአላት ማክበር ማግስት በሁሉም ጭንቅላት የሚዘዋወረው መከረኛው ታክስ ነው። እከፍል ይሆን ወይስ ይከፈለኝ ይሆን የሚባሉ ሁለት ጥያቄዎች ዘወትር አንድን ግብር ከፋይ የሚያስጨንቁ ጥያቄዎች ናቸው። ታዲያ እናዚህን ጥያቄዎች በአገርዎ ቋንቋ ፍትፍት አድርጎ አስረድቶ መክፈልም ሆነ መከፈል ያለብዎትን ህጋዎ ገንዘብ ስንት እንደሆን የሚያስረዳዎ የታክስ ባለሙያ እኛ ዘንድ አለ ስንልዎ በታላቅ ደስታ ነው።

የቦታክስ አገልግሎት ለጥያቄዎ ሁሉ መልስ፣ ለስጋትዎ ሁሉ መፍትሄ እና ለጭንቀትዎ ሁሉ መድሃኒት ለመሆን፣ የአሜሪካ መንግስት የሚሰጠውን አመታዊ የታክስ ትምህርት አጠናቀን፣ ለብዙ አመታት ያካበትነውን የስራ ልምድ ይዘን እርስዎን ለመርዳት እና እንቅልፍዎን ካለ ምንም ስጋት ለሽ ብለው እንዲተኙ እና ህጉ የሚፈቅደውን ተመለሽ ገብዘብ አንጠፍጥፈን ቦርሳዎን አበጥ ሞላ ለማድረግ ተዘጋጅተን ቀርበናል።

ስራችብ ህጋዊ እና በሃቅ ላይ የተመሰረተ የተዋጣለት ነው። እርስዎ የማይገባዎትን ገንዘብ እናስገኛለን ብለን ሂዎትዎን ምስቅልቅሉን ለማውጣት ሳይሆን የለፉበትን እና የጣሩበትን ተገቢ ታክስ እንሰራለን ነው። ጀማሪዎች አይደለንም!

ታክስዎን የምንሰራው በግምት ሳይሆን በሙያቅ ብቃት እና ክህነት ኖሮን ታክስወን ለመስራት ብቃታችን ተፈትኖ የፌድራል እና የስቴት ፍቃድ አግኝተን ነው። በስራችን አይጠራጠሩ፣

ታዲያ ከሃያ አመት በላይ ባካበትነው የስራ ልምድ ከዚህ በታች ያሉትን ታክስ ከፋዮችን አመታዊ ታክስ ሰርተናል

  • Uber, Lyft, Doordash,Amazon, Grabhub and other ride sharing and geek workers
  • Taxi Drivers and Taxi Owners
  • W-2 Employs such as doctors,engineers, nurses, CNAs, teachers, Military, gas station, parking attendant , 7-Eleven , bartenders, servers, waitress and several others
  • Care Givers, Daycare Centers, Baby Sitters.
  • 1099 independent contractors. These are just few

ድርጅታችን ከታክስ ሌላ ብዙ ጠቃሚ አገልግሎቶችን ስለሚሰጥ አመቱ ሙሉ ክፍት ነው። ወደ አገር ቤት ጠቅለው ገብተው ነገር ግ ን ታክስ መሙላት ያለባቸውን ደንበኞች እናስተናግዳለን። ድርጀታችን እርስዎ በፈለጉን ጊዜ ለኢሚግሬሽንም ሆነ ለሌላ ጉዳይ ታክስወን ሲፈልጒት ሁሌም ክፍት ነው።

በበለጠ ለመረዳት በስልክ ቁጥር 619 255 5530 ይደውሉልን። ወይም በኢሜል እድራሻችን በ የፃፉልን። ከድርጀታችን የሚቀጡ ጠቃሚ መረጃዎችን ለማግኘት የፌስ ቡክ አባላችን ይሁኑ። ከሰባ በላይ አገልግሎቶችን እንሰጣለን።

We are Closed For Thanksgiving Day

Yebbo Communication Network and its sister companies are wishing you a very happy Thanks Giving Day! We will be closed on Thursday November 28,2019 and will resume our normal schedule on Friday November 29, 2019.

The IRS will start accepting efiling

The IRS has announced that they will begin accepting and processing all individual returns on Monday, January 28.

Breaking News! Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara

Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea.

The flights will be operated per the following schedule:

Flt no. Eff. Date Frequency Departure Airport Dept. Time Arrival Airport Arv. Time
ET  0312 18-Jul-18 Daily ADD 9:00 ASM 10:10
ET 0313 18-Jul-18 Daily ASM 11:00 ADD 12:10

Regarding the resumption of flights to Eritrea’s capital, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said:


“We at Ethiopian feel an immense honor and joy to resume scheduled flights to Asmara after 20 years, following the visit to Eritrea by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries, we look forward to starting flights to Asmara with the B787, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, which gives customers unparalleled on-board comfort. The resumption of air links will play a critical role in boosting the overall political, economic, trade and people-to-people ties between the two sisterly countries.


Thanks to Ethiopian extensive network of more than 114 international destinations in 5 continents, our flights to Asmara will avail best connectivity options to the vast Eritrean Diaspora Community across the world and will boost the flow of investment, trade and tourism into Eritrea. Very quickly, we plan to operate multiple daily service and to start cargo flights in view of the huge market potential between the two sisterly countries.”

Asmara is the capital and the largest city of Eritrea and is situated in Eritrea’s central Maekel Region. It is home to the Eritrean National Museum and is known for its early 20th-century buildings including the Art Deco Cinema Impero, one of the world’s finest examples of Art Déco style building, Cubist Africa Pension, eclectic Orthodox Cathedral and former Opera House, the futurist Fiat Tagliero Building, the neo-Romanesque Church of Our Lady of the Rosary,  neoclassical Governor’s Palace and much more.


Happy New Year 2018

From all of us to you and your family. Happy New Year 2018