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Ethiopia eVisa Information

The Ethiopia eVisa was introduced in 2017 by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia to  facilitate entry into the country for Touristic purposes.

The eVisa for Ethiopia is a single-entry authorization that allows one entry into the country.  The eVisa is valid for 30 or 90 days, depending on the applicant’s selection during the application.

An approved eVisa allows the traveler to enter Ethiopia via Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

Eligible citizens are able to complete the Ethiopia eVisa online application form and follow the simple instructions to get an eVisa for Ethiopia.

Applicants are required to complete the Ethiopia visa application form with basic personal and passport information to receive an approved Ethiopia eVisa via email.

The Ethiopia eVisa is available for a short-term stays for tourism in the country. Those wishing to visit the country for other purposes are required to contact the nearest Ethiopia Embassy or Consulate.

Grants a single entry to Ethiopia
Valid for either 30 days or 90 days
Permits visits to Ethiopia for the purpose of tourism
What is Necessary?

Passport that will be valid for a minimum of 6 months

Digital copy of the passport

Passport-style photo

Email address

Method of payment (credit or debit card)

Ethiopia eVisa Requirements

Applicants need the following to submit an Ethiopia Tourist visa online application form:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended entry date to Ethiopia
  • Passport image of the biographical page.
  • A passport-style photograph of the applicant
  • Credit or debit card to pay the Ethiopia eVisa fee
  • Current email address to receive the approved the Ethiopia eVisa

More information is available in the Ethiopia eVisa guide in the FAQ section below

Countries Eligible for Ethiopia

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Ethiopia

Countries Eligible for Ethiopia

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

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Complete the Ethiopia eVisa online application

You can fill in the Ethiopia eVisa application form in a matter of minutes by supplying basic personal data and passport details, and uploading a few pieces of supporting documentation online.

After completing the form, make sure that you check that all the information is correct and matches the details of your passport. This is essential as even small errors in the data supplied can result in processing delays for the eVisa.

Confirm Payment for the Ethiopia eVisa

To submit the Ethiopia eVisa application, you will also need to confirm payment of the Ethiopia online visa fee.

The fee must be paid using a valid debit or credit card using the secure online payment system. At present, it is not possible to pay the cost of the eVisa using other payment methods.

Receive the approved eVisa for Ethiopia

Once the application has been processed, usually within 24 hours, the approved Ethiopia eVisa is sent to your current email address.

You can then print a copy of the approved visa to present upon arrival at Ethiopian immigration control, alongside the same passport you used to apply online, to gain expedited entry to the country.

Covid Update for Ethiopia

Last update: 01/07/2021

Ethiopia is open to international visitors and you can easily apply for an eVisa for Ethiopia online. Travelers arriving in Ethiopia are required to have a medical certificate with a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 120 hours prior to arriving in the country. Children under 10 and holders of the following travel documents and their immediate family members are exempt: diplomatic passports, service passports, Laissez-Passer issued by an African Union (AU) state, and Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations (UN). Certain travelers can now obtain a visa on arrival.

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Ethiopia Visa FAQ

  • What is the Ethiopia eVisa?

    The Ethiopia eVisa is an online electronic visa authorization which allows eligible citizens to visit Ethiopia for short-term stays for touristic purposes.

  • How long is the Ethiopia eVisa valid for?

    The Ethiopia eVisa validity is indicated on the approved eVisa. The validity might be for 30 or 90 days, depending on the applicant’s selection during the application process.

  • Who can apply for an Ethiopia eVisa?

    Citizens from all eVisa eligible countries can apply for an Ethiopia eVisa, including citizens who reside in the eVisa countries.

  • Who is eligible for an Ethiopia eVisa?

    Applicants are able to check their eligibility for Ethiopia using the visa checker at the top of this page.

    The top visitors traveling to Ethiopia with an eVisa come from the following countries:

    • United States
    • United Kingdom
    • China
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Kenya
    • India
    • France
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Sudan
    • Nigeria
    • Canada
    • South Africa
  • How long can I stay in Ethiopia?

    The Ethiopia eVisa allows a single-entry stay in Ethiopia for 30 or 90 days. During the application process the applicant can choose the duration of stay desired, either 30 or 90 days.

  • What are the restrictions of Ethiopia eVisa?

    With an approved Tourist Ethiopia eVisa it is illegal to work or study. Holders of an approved Tourist Ethiopia eVisa may only enter Ethiopia through the allowed ports of entry of Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

  • Can I apply for an eVisa in Ethiopia?

    Eligible citizens are advised to apply online for an eVisa to Ethiopia and use the eVisa fast track counter upon arrival, which in turn saves the traveler time by avoiding long lines.

    Eligible Citizens may also apply upon arrival to Ethiopia for a visa on arrival. However, this will involve long lines and waiting for the visa on arrival to be processed, at the airport.

  • How do I apply for an Ethiopia eVisa Online?

    To apply for an Ethiopia tourist visa online , eligible citizens are required to complete a simple online application with personal details and passport information.

  • What do I need to submit an application?

    Applicants need the following to submit an Ethiopia Tourist eVisa application form:

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended entry date to Ethiopia
    • Biographical Passport page
    • Recent travellers’ passport-style photograph
    • A valid debit or credit card to pay the Ethiopia eVisa fee
  • How long will my Ethiopia eVisa take to process?

    The Ethiopia eVisa proccesing time is twenty four (24) hours. However, in some cases Ethiopia eVisa approval may take up to three (3) days.

  • Do I need an Ethiopia eVisa for all my children? Should I include them on my application?

    All eligible citizens, including minors,  are required to apply for an Ethiopia eVisa. The parent or guardian is required to submit a separate application on behalf of their child.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    Applicants are advised to carefully check all the information provided on the Ethiopia eVisa form before submitting the application. If the details on the eVisa do not match the applicant’s passport information, the application may be rejected.

    Should there be a mistake on the application after its submission, applicants are required to complete and submit a new Ethiopia eVisa application form.

  • How much does the Ethiopia Online Visa cost?

    The government of Ethiopia has different processing fees depending on the length of authorized stay. The Ethiopia eVisa application fee is US $52 for a 30-day single entry eVisa and US $72 for a 90-day single entry eVisa.  The visa price is the same for for all nationalities.

  • Is the Ethiopia Online Visa valid for multiple entries?

    No, the Ethiopia eVisa is a single-entry visa.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my eVisa for Ethiopia?

    Once the Ethiopia eVisa has been granted, the applicant will continue to hold an  an approved eVisa for Ethiopia.

  • Do I need travel or health insurance to be granted a Ethiopia eVisa?

    No, medical travel insurance is not an obligatory requirement to apply for the Ethiopia eVisa.

  • How can I check or verify the status of my application?

    Applicants can check visa status for the Ethiopia eVisa on the government website. To perform a validity check, it is necessary to provide the applicant’s passport number and the reference number sent after submitting the application form.

  • Can I extend my eVisa visa while in Ethiopia?

    Yes, eVisa holders can obtain an Ethiopia eVisa extension for up to 30 days once they enter the country. It is necessary to go to the Head Office of the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Addis Ababa in person in order to extend their visa, and pay the additional visa extension fee.

  • How can I renew my eVisa for Ethiopia?

    An Ethiopia eVisa renewal is not possible. Those with an expired eVisa are required to submit a new Ethiopia visa application form in order to return to the country.

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