Ethiopia Visa

  • The validity of an Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia, not from the date of issue.
  • You need to have an ordinary passport with at least 6 months of validity from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia.
  • Travelers who apply for a tourist visa must have their passport/residence permit valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry.
  • Applicants who claim that to have a permanent residence permit in one of the eligible countries must upload the valid residence permit document.
  • The e-Visa is for tourism and family visits to Ethiopia only (no work or business activities are allowed).
  • You can use this type of visa ONLY if you plan to arrive by airplane to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (at the moment, the e-Visa is not valid at any other border posts).

IMPORTANT: If you apply from a country other than the country of your nationality (for example, you are Canadian, but apply from the US), then you will be required to show your residence permit when you arrive in Ethiopia – this can be a letter or visa sticker in your passport.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Vaccination requirements to travel to Ethiopia

    Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

    More information in the following link:

  • I will ONLY be in transit (not leaving the airport) in Ethiopia, do I still need to apply for the visa?

    No, you do not require an e-Visa for transit flights/layovers in Ethiopia. If you want to leave the airport transit area to visit Addis Ababa then you will need to apply for a 30-day single entry visa online, or visit your nearest Ethiopian Embassy to get an in-transit visa through them.

  • Can I get a multiple entry visa online?

    No. At the moment, only Single Entry tourist visas can be issued online.

  • How will I receive my e-Visa once it's issued?

    The visa will be sent to you by email in PDF format. You need to print this document and take it with you when you travel.

  • How long should my passport be valid for if I want to apply for the Ethiopia e-Visa online?

    Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to arrive in Ethiopia.

  • Visa Application form for Ethiopia Visa


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