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    Destination:

    Ethiopia

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    Ethiopia Tourist Visa

    It is one of the oldest countries with insanely scenic sights, jaw-dropping mountainous, amazing desserts and national parks, astonishing rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, and sparkling festivals.

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      Ethiopia is one of the older African countries, well-known for its distinctive cultural heritage, rich history, fascinating Simien, and the Bale Mountains, remarkable biodiversity, and spectacular landscapes. Gradually, Ethiopia is becoming the most alluring and popular visitor destination in Africa. Ethiopia has something for everyone. Every year its unique beauty attracts visitors from all over the world.

      If you want to visit Ethiopia, you will need to have an Ethiopia visa.

       

      Who does not need an Ethiopia visa?

      If you are from any of the following countries, you do not need to obtain a visa to visit Ethiopia for a specified period.

      1. Djibouti (With a stay of up to three months)

      2. Kenya (With a stay of up to one year)

      Also, if you are a holder of any diplomatic or service passport issued by any country except Pakistan or Somalia, you are allowed to enter Ethiopia without a visa for stays of about three months.

       

      How to get an Ethiopia Tourist Visa?

      Except for all the countries mentioned above, everyone needs an Ethiopia visa to visit Ethiopia. There are two types of visas issued by the Ethiopian government:

      1. Ethiopia Tourist Visas

      2. Ethiopia Business Visas

      If you want to enter Ethiopia for non-business purposes, all you need to apply for an Ethiopia Tourist Visa. Usually, it is for tourism, and the Ethiopia Business Visa is for business-related purposes. 

       

      Can you get an Ethiopia Visa On Arrival?

      You are eligible to get an Ethiopia visa on arrival, only if you are a resident of one of the following counties.

             Algeria

      Angola

      Argentina

      Australia

      Austria

      Belgium

      Benin

      Botswana

      Brazil

      Burkina Faso

      Burundi

      Cameroon

      Canada

      Cape Verde

      The Central African Republic

      Chad

      China

      Comoros

      Congo

      The Democratic Republic of the Congo

      Czech Republic

      Denmark

      Egypt

      Equatorial Guinea

      Eritrea

      Eswatini

      Finland

      France

      Gabon

      The Gambia

      Germany

      Ghana

      Guinea

      Guinea-Bissau

      Greece

      Hong Kong

      India

      Ireland

      Israel

      Italy

      Ivory Coast

      Japan

      Kuwait

      Lesotho

      Liberia

      Libya

      Luxembourg

      Macau

      Madagascar

      Malawi

      Mali

      Mauritania

      Mauritius

      Mexico

      Morocco

      Mozambique

      Namibia

      Netherlands

      New Zealand

      Niger

      Nigeria

      North Korea

      Norway

      Poland

      Portugal

      Russia

      Rwanda

      São Tomé and Príncipe

      Seychelles

      Senegal

      Slovakia

      Somalia

      South Africa

      South Korea

      South Sudan

      Sudan

      Spain

      Sweden

      Switzerland

      Taiwan

      Tanzania

      Thailand

      Togo

      Tunisia

      Uganda

      United Kingdom

      United States

      Western Sahara

      Zambia

      Zimbabwe

       

      Note that The Ethiopian government advises international visitors to apply for an Ethiopia visa before arrival. Because when you apply for Visa On Arrival and if your application is not approved, you will have to turn back. Also, when you apply for Visa On Arrival, you must have your passport, two passport-size photos and a letter stating the purpose of travel.

       

      What will be the Ethiopia Tourist Visa requirements?

      You need the following documents to get a visa for Ethiopia.

      1. Completed Ethiopia Visa Application Form

      2. A valid passport

      3. Passport-size photo

      4. A letter stating the purpose of visit

      5. Proof of enough financial funds

      6. Proof of accommodation in Ethiopia

      Additional documents for Ethiopia Business Visa:

      a. A letter of invitation from the inviting company of Ethiopia

      b. Business license of the inviting company 

      c. An agreement between you and the host company

      d. Proof of the Ethiopia Visa fee payment

       

      What will be the Ethiopia Visa cost?

      The cost of an Ethiopia visa depends on the purpose and number of duration.

      1. For Ethiopia Tourist Visa:

      • Single-entry, 30-day visa: $52
      • Single-entry, 90-day visa: $72

      2. For Ethiopia Business Visa:

      • Single-entry, 30-day visa: US$22
      • Multiple-entry, 90-day visa: US$82
      • Multiple-entry 6-month visa: US$122

       

      Can you apply online for an Ethiopia visa?

      Yes, you can apply for an Ethiopia e-Visa only for short-term stays such as tourism or business purposes. You cannot apply for a long-term Ethiopia visa for multiple-entries online. It will usually take about three days to process e-Visa. Once your Ethiopia e-Visa is approved, you will receive a confirmation letter on your email address.

       

      What will be the cost of an Ethiopia e-Visa?

      For a 30-day stay, it will cost at least $52, and for 90-days, it will be $72.

       



      Visa Information Tool


      Destination:

      Ethiopia

      Visa:

      Visit