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Ethiopia Tourist Visa
The Tourist visa for Ethiopia is an electronic single-entry visa issued by the Government of Ethiopia for visitors who wish to travel to this country for tourism or other non-business related purposes only.


Citizens of all countries who have permanent residence permit and/or nationality in one of the eligible countries are eligible for an Ethiopian e-VISA.

The nationalities are:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, China.


Travelers who are applying for tourist visa must have travel document/passport/residence permit valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry.
Applicants who claim that they have permanent residence permit in one of the eligible countries must upload valid residence permit document.
If the applicant demands a conference Visa, he will be required to provide additional information by e-mail about the Conference and the Local Inviting Company.
Processing Time

Normally, the processing time for tourist visa is 3 days. So, travelers should submit their application at least 3 days before their estimated date of arrival

Duration and Validity

Single entry tourist visa is valid for 30 or 90 days (depending on the applicant’s preference) from the intended date of arrival in Ethiopia. Conference Visa is a 30 (thirty) days single entry visa whose validity starts from the intended date of entry to Ethiopia. It is not allowed to stay in Ethiopia beyond the validity period of the visa. Travelers can request for extension before the visa expires by going in person to the Head Office of The Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).


For single entry visa with validity up to 30 days, the fee is USD 99.
For single entry visa with validity up to 90 days, the fee is USD 119.
For single entry conference visa with validity up to 30 days, the fee is USD 99.
Applicants must complete the payment online.

Note: Travelers who can’t complete visa applications online for some reason can still apply for visa on arrival provided that they are eligible. The eligibility for e-Visa applies the same for Visa-On-Arrival.

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