Places in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes/1
British Yes Yes Yes/1
Canadian Yes Yes Yes/1
Other EU Yes Yes Yes/1
USA Yes Yes Yes/1

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Passports

To enter Ethiopia, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Ethiopia are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Tourist visas can be issued on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to:


• Foreign nationals coming from countries where there is no Ethiopian mission.

• Foreign nationals coming from, and who are permanent residents in, any of the following countries (1): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA.


If applying for a tourist visa on arrival, visitors require two passport photographs and US$20.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Ethiopia.

Types and cost

Tourist visa on arrival: US$20; tourist, transit and business visas obtained in advance: £14 (single-entry); £22 (multiple-entry).

Visas for US nationals differ from the rest of the nationals in the chart above:

Single- or multiple-entry tourist visa valid for up to two years: US$70; one-month single-entry business visa: US$20; three-month multiple-entry business visa: US$30; six-month multiple-entry business visa: US$50.

Validity

Single-entry: 30 days; multiple-entry: three months.

Visas are valid from the date of issue, not from the date of entry; visas cannot be post-dated.

Transit

Single- and double-entry transit visas are available.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy) in person or by post, or on arrival in some cases (see above).

Working days

Visas for Ethiopia take around two to three working days to process, but longer if the application is by post.

Sufficient funds

Visa applicants must supply proof of sufficent funds; a bank statement usually suffices.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Ethiopia
Telephone: (11) 661 2354. Website: http://www.ukinethiopia.fco.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1645, Fri 0800-1300.
Embassy of Ethiopia in the USA
Telephone: (202) 364 1200. Website: http://www.ethiopianembassy.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of Ethiopia in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7838 3897. Website: http://www.ethioembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1500.

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