Visa policy of Ethiopia
Visitors to Ethiopia must obtain a visa from one of the Ethiopian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa or visa on arrival.
Visa policy map
Land Border Arrivals
Visa on arrival
Tourist visa (valid for up to three months) can be issued on arrival only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to nationals of the following 40 countries and territories, or persons holding residence permits issued by these countries or territories:
Visa is also granted on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport for visitors with an invitation letter attending meetings, seminars, or workshops organized by the African Union participants of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa conferences and meetings.
Visa on arrival does not apply to nationals of Eritrea, Somalia and Pakistan under any circumstances. Eligible persons of Eritrean or Somali origin must supply a contact number and an address in Ethiopia while applying for visa on arrival.
Regardless of nationality, travelers in transit do not require a visa if they arrive by air, remain in the permitted transit area and depart within 12 hours.
Travelers with eVISA must enter Ethiopia via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entering from other ports of entry is prohibited.
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