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Ethiopian eVisa Requirements for Swedish Citizens

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Swedish nationals can enter Ethiopia for touristic visits with an online visa. The Ethiopia eVisa was implemented by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs of the Ethiopian government in 2017. It is available to Swedes and other international visitors and greatly facilitates the application process for a valid travel permit.

Types of Ethiopian eVisas and their main Features for Swedish Tourists

The Ethiopian visa policy defines the different types of online visas available to international visitors. Swedish travelers can choose between the 2 following eVisa types to visit Ethiopia:

  • Ethiopia eVisa for 30 days – This online visa grants Swedes a stay of a month in Ethiopia. Once granted, they have 30 days to use it for their arrival.
  • Ethiopia eVisa for 90 days – This eVisa is suitable for Swedish travelers interested in staying in Ethiopia for up to 3 months. They have up to 90 days to use it to enter the country.

Swedish visitors must note the online visas only grant a single entry into Ethiopia. If their holiday includes visiting a neighboring country, they must have a second eVisa granted beforehand to be allowed to re-enter.

The online visa for Ethiopia with its two options for different lengths of stay is perfect for Swedes traveling to Ethiopia for leisure and relaxation.

However, they must note that the eVisa does not authorize entry to Swedish passport holders interested in a long-term relocation or professional opportunities. In these circumstances, we recommend that they schedule an appointment at the Ethiopian embassy in Stockholm for further details.

Requirements for Swedish Visitors to obtain the Ethiopian eVisa

The Ethiopian government recommends Swedish petitioners check the visa requirements for international travelers before initiating the application process. These conditions are standard for Swedish citizens used to international travel and easy to meet. Below are some of the basic conditions for the Ethiopian eVisa they must meet:

  • Have a Swedish passport valid for at least 6 months on their arrival in Ethiopia
  • Upload a digital copy of the biographical page of their passport
  • Supply an online id photo recently taken (6 months or less)
    Register their eVisa request with a frequently accessed email address
    Provide a bank card activated for online payments
    Book their arrival at Bole International Airport

Swedes must abide by the requirements for their passport. It must be valid for 6 months or more on their arrival date. If it is set to expire shortly, they should submit it for renewal at their earliest convenience.

Likewise, please note, the Ethiopian eVisa is a unique online visa that, once granted, is automatically linked to the passport used during the eVisa application. This is important for Swedish citizens with dual citizenship. They should remember to apply for the Ethiopian eVisa with the same passport they will use during their visit to the country.

We recommend Swedish applicants submit their eVisa petition with an email account they frequently use since all the communications will be online. Likewise, we also recommend using a debit or credit card previously cleared for international online payments.

Lastly, it is essential for Swedish tourists to book their flights to enter Ethiopia through Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital. This is the only authorized port of entry compatible with the Ethiopian eVisa.

Application Process for the Ethiopia eVisa for Swedes

Swedish nationals can apply for the Ethiopian eVisa through an online questionnaire that takes up to 20 minutes to complete. It is a simple and standard form where Swedish applicants will be required to share the following information:

  • Passport and personal details
  • Entry date in Ethiopia
  • eVisa type (30 or 90 days)

Travelers from Sweden need to ensure that all the information they provide on the Ethiopian eVisa application form is valid and matches what is displayed on their passports. Any mismatch or error could delay their approval or lead to rejection.

Visiting parties from Sweden with underage travelers such as a family holiday must note that each arrival must reach Ethiopia with their eVisa previously approved. Swedish applicants can fill in their children’s petition and use the same payment method and email address without any issues.

Swedish citizens conclude their eVisa request by paying the government service fee. We recommend they check they have selected the eVisa type most suited to their desired length of stay since each one covers a different cost and their bank cards carry sufficient funds.

Evaluation process for the eVisas applications by Swedish citizens

Swedish applicants who have submitted their application will receive an email confirming its receipt with a reference number regarding their petition. The evaluation of their request takes between one and three business days. If their petition was submitted correctly and they meet the requirements, they will receive a resolution with the approved eVisa attached as a PDF in a confirmation email. We recommend they print out a copy before their trip to Ethiopia.

Swedish Tourists Visiting Ethiopia with the eVisa

Upon reaching Bole International Airport, Swedish arrivals must head straight to the fast-track counters, which are compatible with online visas and saves time at passport controls for foreign visitors. They will be required to submit their passport and eVisas for inspection before being allowed to enter the country.

Visas on arrival for Swedish travelers in Ethiopia

Swedish nationals who have not had the chance to apply beforehand for the eVisa are authorized to request a visa on arrival. They must note this option is only available at Bole International Airport and often entails long queues at border controls. Swedes are much happier with the

Swedish nationals who have not had the chance to apply beforehand for the eVisa are authorized to request a visa on arrival. They must note this option is only available at Bole International Airport and often entails long queues at border controls. Swedes are much happier with the convenience of the Ethiopian eVisa for their vacation. 

eVisas extensions for Swedish visitors in Ethiopia

Swedish travelers must comply with the allowed number of days granted on their eVisa. For their convenience, the required departure date is printed on their eVisa. Nevertheless, if they need to prolong their stay for any unexpected problem, they can request an eVisa extension.

They must schedule a visit at the Main Immigration and Nationality Affairs office in Addis Ababa before their online visa expires and provide the reference number to their current eVisa for it to be extended.

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