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A visa is required for this destination.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

The embassy of Ethiopia is only issuing diplomatic visas at this time.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Fill out Ethiopia Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
COVID-19 / Health Insurance for travel to Ethiopia
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Visa approval. A visa Approval Letter from Ethiopian Immigration. Must be requested by the host company in Ethiopia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. Must show flights entering and exiting Ethiopia. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. Must show flights entering and exiting Ethiopia. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Ethiopia, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Ethiopia.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Visa approval. A visa Approval Letter from Ethiopian Immigration. Must be requested by the host company in Ethiopia.

  • Passport copy. A copy of your passport that must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A copy of your passport that must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A copy of your passport that must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Business License. Business license of the inviting company.

  • Business invitation. Issued by inviting company/organization to the participant. The invitation letter should describe the conference briefly such as conference name, start date, end date and venue.

  • Application Letter. An official application letter written by the inviting organization addressed to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia ans stating that an organization/company has officially requested for visa.

  • TIN Certificate. Tax Payer Identification Number Certificate of the company renewed for the fiscal year.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the \"Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington D.C. \", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Ethiopia will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in the country of destination explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia (not from the date of issue).
  • If you are not national of the countries listed as 'Eligible countries' and you claim that you have a permanent residence permit in one of these countries, you are required to upload the residence permit while submitting your application and you must show it to the Immigration officers on your arrival at the entry point.
  • The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia (not from the date of issue).
  • If you are not national of the countries listed as 'Eligible countries' and you claim that you have a permanent residence permit in one of these countries, you are required to upload the residence permit while submitting your application and you must show it to the Immigration officers on your arrival at the entry point.
  • The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia (not from the date of issue).
  • If you are not national of the countries listed as 'Eligible countries' and you claim that you have a permanent residence permit in one of these countries, you are required to upload the residence permit while submitting your application and you must show it to the Immigration officers on your arrival at the entry point.

Ethiopia Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$32.00
Service fee:$69.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$101.00
$101.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$52.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$111.00
$111.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$72.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$131.00
$131.00
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Ethiopia COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Ethiopian air and land border are open. All travelers are allowed to enter as long as they present PCR test certificate.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival must be completed by all travelers and must be presented before boarding their flight. The certificate's validity shouldn't exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date the sample is given.

    Children less than or equal to 10 years of age are exempted from the RT PCR test certificate requirement.

    A Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) will not be accepted for this purpose.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    🏠Quarantine is required for Passengers without negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate.
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.
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