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How to apply for Ethiopian Tourist Visa – VT anf fees in US$

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

Eligibility

Citizens of all countries in the globe are eligible for tourist visa provided that the below requirements are fulfilled..

Requirements

Copy of the following documents is mandatory.

  • Recent passport-size photo of the applicant.
  • Passport of the visa applicant which is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry to Ethiopia.

Processing Time

Under normal circumstances, 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 up to 90 days starting from the intended date of arrival in Ethiopia. If arrival date of the travelers is changed, travelers should contact the e-Visa Support Team at Support@evisa.gov.et to adjust validity period of their visa.

Extension

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). Travelers who stay beyond the validity period without extending are subject to fines and legal penalties.

Fee

Entry TypeMaximum DurationVisa Fee (in USD)
Single Entry30 days52
Single Entry90 days72

Click here to Apply for Tourist Visa now

Visa On ArrivalTourist visa (valid for up to three months) can be issued on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to nationals of the following countries and territories, or persons holding residence permits issued by these countries or territories 

Applicants who claim to have permanent residence in one of the eligible countries are required to show valid residence permit document up on arrival. 

Good News!

Ethiopia has officially launched Visa-On-Arrival service for tourists from all African Unionmember states.

  • Nationals of Africa Union member states can pay the visa fee in cash at Bole International Airport to get tourist visa.
  • We encourage you to submit your visa applications online so that you will be notified of the status ahead of your travel and avoid inconveniences that might be created in case you are denied entry.

Below are additional countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival.

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
DjiboutiExempted – Allowed to enter without visa.
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
KenyaExempted – Allowed to enter without visa.
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

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