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Submitted on Sep 29, 2019 Useful Info

Ethiopia e-visa guide

  • Recently Ethiopia introduced e-visas for people seeking tourist and business visas to Ethiopia. Here are some facts you should know about Ethiopia e-visas.


  • All applications are done on the government's website. Watch out for several fake websites which also claim on to offer the same, all have been listed on the official e-visa website.
  • Requirements for your e-visa application are:
  1. Passport-sized photo
  2. A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day you land in Ethiopia.
  • For tourist visas, these are the charges.
  1. USD52 for a tourist visa valid for 30 days.
  2. USD 72 for a tourist visa valid for 90 days.
  • There are several categories of business visas, prices differ. Find prices of business visas here
  • Payment can be done in US dollars, Canadian dollars or Euros.
  • IMPORTANT TO NOTE: People from African states who can't pay for their e-visas online can make payment upon arrival at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa. All e-visa holders can only enter Ethiopia through Bole international airport.
  • Processing time: Takes between 3 to days for your visa to be processed.

Visa on arrival.

  • Visas on arrival can be issued to citizens of these countries upon arrival at Bole international airport.

Visa extension

  • Ethiopian visa extension applications can not be done online. All visa extension applications are done at immigration headquarters in Addis Ababa.