The tourist visa policy for Ethiopia offers detailed information for Americans and all of the visa options they have to travel to Ethiopia. However, despite there are other options such as a visa on arrival or an embassy visa, the eVisa option is the most convenient application process for US citizens,
Obtaining an Ethiopian visa on arrival for US nationals involves waiting in long queues at the airport’s passport control. They will also have to carry all of their official documentation plus the amount of money in cash required to pay the visa processing fees.
Lastly, there is also a risk that the Ethiopian authorities may deny the visa on arrival to applicants, forcing them to return to the US on the first available flight.
US travelers with dual citizenship should bear in mind that the eVisa is not transferable to another passport. Therefore, they should remember to use the same travel document for the application as the one they will use while visiting Ethiopia.
For the same reason, if a US citizen’s passport is lost or stolen before traveling to Ethiopia, they will be required to apply for a new Ethiopia eVisa using their newly issued passport.