Ethiopia extends e-Visa service to conference participants

12 Oct 2017

The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, has launched e-Visa service for African and international individuals travelling to Ethiopia to take part in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE).

Effective September 20, 2017, participants of MICE will be able to obtain their conference visa online as well as book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian, all online.

Speaking of the launch of the new e-visa service, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “With the immense potential for conference tourism, Ethiopia still has a lot to do to tap into the sector and the launching of an e-visa service for MICE is an impetus for the exponential demand of Ethiopia’s conference tourism; saving time and cost besides inducing a modern online visa application process with more simplicity and efficiency.”

Gebreyohannes Teklu, Director Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs, said, “The introduction of e-visa for MICE will provide travelers with a fast and convenient way to apply for a visa and initiate their travel to Ethiopia while ensuring absolute security of sensitive information. This is important milestone for Ethiopia being capital of Africa to serve various African MICE.”

For eligibility and to apply for your e-conference visa, visit the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs website.

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