Visas

Tourist Visa

 

If you wish to travel to Ethiopia for tourism and/or a visit, you will require a tourist visa. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport for a connecting flight.

 

 CUSTOMER NOTICE

Tourist Visas for Holders of Eritrean Travel Documents 

Effective 3 July 2019, all holders of Eritrean travel documents will be permitted to apply for tourist visas in person at the Embassy until further notice. 

 

FAQs

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  • Do I need a visa to travel to Ethiopia?

    All visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of nationals from Djibouti and Kenya, are required to apply for a visa. See <link> for further information. Travellers who arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight to an onward destination do not require a visa.

  • Do I require an appointment to submit my application in person?

    An appointment is not required. Please submit your application at any time during the Consular working hours.

  • How long does it take to apply for a visa?

    It takes up to 3 working days to process a visa application. Postal applications take longer to process.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    We accept payment by card only. No cash is accepted. Please review the Table of Fees for further information.

  • What is the status of my e-Visa?

    e-Visas are administered by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Ethiopia. You may check e-Visa status online at www.evisa.gov.et. Once e-Visa is approved, an approval letter is sent directly to your email address.