e-Visa Ethiopia 🇪🇹

Tourism only

Since June 2018, all foreign travelers to Ethiopia can apply for a visa online. The General Department of Immigration manages and will issue the e-Visa. This platform can only provide single-entry visas. Visitors wishing a multi-entry visa must apply for it at the nearest Ethiopian embassy.

The Ethiopia e-Tourism Visa, available for stays of up to 30 or 90 days, is accessible to many nationalities. This electronic visa, valid from the date of issue, allows travelers to stay in Ethiopia for the duration indicated, offering a convenient option for tourism.

The average turnaround time is 72 hours. The traveler receives a confirmation email as soon as the application is registered and approved, allowing him or her to travel to Ethiopia. On arrival, the passport will be stamped.

How to apply for an e-Visa Ethiopia

Single rate of 39 € per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about Ethiopia e-Visa

Many tourist destinations, whatever the continent, require a visa if you hope to gain access. Issued by the competent authorities of the country you wish to visit, a visa is a document (generally subject to a fee) certifying that you are authorized to travel to a foreign country for a specified period, rarely exceeding 90 days. Depending on the country you wish to visit, you may need to apply for a visa, except in European Union countries, where no visa is required if you are a French national. However, if you wish to travel to Ethiopia, you will be required to apply for a visa before your departure, either by sending the application form by post to the Ethiopian Embassy in Paris, or by applying for a visa for Ethiopia online. If the latter option appeals to you because of the convenience it offers, Visamundi can help you apply for a visa to Ethiopia by enabling you to fill in an electronic visa application form.

Who needs to apply for a visa to Ethiopia?

All visitors to Ethiopia are required to apply for a visa, with the exception of nationals of neighboring Djibouti and Kenya. Nationals of African Union states can benefit from a visa procedure, provided they have made their request in advance via an authorized platform. Nationals of other countries, notably those of the European Union, can also benefit from this visa procedure by completing the same procedure. Visitors in transit through Bole International airport are exempt from the visa requirement, but can apply for a transit visa at the Immigration Department office if they wish to leave the airport while awaiting their next flight.

If you are a French national, you can also benefit from the visa procedure offered by Ethiopian consular services.

You will need a passport valid for up to 6 months from the date of entry into Ethiopia. The online visa application for Ethiopia is valid only for entry into Ethiopia from Bole International airport. Finally, the validity of the e-visa begins on arrival in Ethiopia, not from the date of issue.

How do I apply for a visa for Ethiopia?

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You can apply for a visa for Ethiopia either at the Ethiopian Embassy in France, or directly online via the official government website or Visamundi. To apply for a visa at theEmbassy of Ethiopia, you need to complete an application form (in duplicate) in block capitals and sign it. If you wish to submit your visa application to the Embassy by post, your letter must bear a tracking number issued by the postal service, and be accompanied by a completed and stamped return envelope for delivery of the desired visa.

For less burdensome procedures, since June 2018 you've been able to submit your visa application for Ethiopia electronically. Once you have completed your online visa application on an authorized platform, the General Immigration Department of Ethiopia will issue you a visa for a single entry, valid for 30 days or 90 days from the date of entry into Ethiopia. If you wish to obtain a visa to enter Ethiopia several times over a limited period, you will need to apply directly to the Ethiopian Embassy.

Apply for an electronic visa for Ethiopia on Visamundi

Visamundi offers you a customized support solution to help you apply for your Ethiopia visa online without any hassle. Clear and complete, our e-visa application form will make it considerably easier for you to obtain your e-visa for Ethiopia quickly. Using the tool we provide to fill in your online visa application form, you can first indicate the reason for your trip, whether it's a tourist or business trip in particular. This information, specified on the visa, will be taken into account by the competent authorities in Ethiopia. Then choose the type of e-visa you require, whether it's a 30-day or 90-day visa, bearing in mind that consular fees will be slightly higher for a 90-day visa. You'll also need to specify your date of arrival and departure to ensure that your visa application for Ethiopia is in order.

You will also be able to indicate on our visa application form the number of travelers to Ethiopia who need to be listed on the e-visa. You will be asked to provide your contact details (e-mail, cell phone, postal address) for invoicing purposes. The Visamundi rate includes the cost of the e-visa itself and our management service. Whatever the length of your stay in Ethiopia, whether you opt for a 30-day tourist visa or a 90-day tourist visa, you will need to provide a passport and passport photo to complete your file and finalize your visa application for Ethiopia. Once we have received your visa application, it will take 3 days for you to receive your electronic visa in the form of an e-mail from us. In accordance with our privacy policy, we are committed to protecting your personal data throughout the visa application process. This ensures that you benefit from a reliable and secure service, freeing you from the administrative burden of travel.

What types of electronic visas are available for Ethiopia?

There are 2 visas for Ethiopia: tourism and business.
The Ethiopia e-visa can have several validities: a 30-day e-visa and a 90-day e-visa, or even longer.

We only offer electronic tourist visas.

The business visa is valid for the following reasons:

  • Journalist Visa
  • Investment Visa
  • Government Institutions Short Task Visa
  • NGO Work Visa
  • Workshop/Conference Visa
  • Foreign Business Firm Employment Visa

How do I know if I need an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

Only citizens of Kenya and Djibouti are exempt from visa requirements for travel to Ethiopia for tourism. However, nationals of over 200 countries and territories can make a short stay in Ethiopia for tourism with an e-Visa.

What are the eligibility criteria for obtaining an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

Eligibility criteria include having an eligible nationality and a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Ethiopia.

How do I apply for an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

After checking your eligibility, you'll need to fill in an application form and send us your documents.

How long does it take to process an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

Visa processing takes between 24 and 72 hours.

How long is an e-Visa valid for Ethiopia?

An electronic Ethiopian visa can be valid from 30 to 90 days via our services.

Can I extend my e-Visa for Ethiopia?

Yes, it is possible to extend your visa, either with immigration at the airport or online with our services.

What documents do I need to apply for an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

For an Ethiopian e-Visa, you'll need a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Ethiopia, and a recent passport photo.

What is the procedure for renewing an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

You must wait until your previous visa expires before applying for a new one.

Can I change the information on my Ethiopia e-Visa application after I have submitted it?

Travelers are asked to confirm that all information provided is correct and accurate before submitting the visa form. However, we rely on passport information, so if you think you've made a mistake on any information not mentioned on your passport, please let us know by email or online chat.

Can I work in Ethiopia with an e-Visa?

In general, business visas are for trading, contracting and short assignments. If the work is regular, you will need to apply for a work visa with the local authorities.

Are consular fees for Ethiopia refundable if my application is refused?

Unfortunately, the consular fee remains payable, regardless of the outcome of your application.

Can I enter and leave Ethiopia several times with an e-Visa?

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

What are the health requirements for travellers applying for an e-Visa for Ethiopia?

Ethiopia requires yellow fever vaccination. Other vaccines are recommended depending on the type of stay.

How can I check the status of my e-Visa application for Ethiopia?

Just get in touch with the Visamundi team, and we'll keep you informed of the progress of your request. You'll find a "follow up" button on our dedicated websites, and we're available by email and online chat.

Can I apply for an e-Visa for Ethiopia if I already have a valid traditional visa?

No, you will have to wait for the current visa to expire before applying again.

Can I obtain a visa on arrival in Ethiopia?

Nationals eligible for e-Visa can obtain their Visa on arrival, especially if they arrive at a location other than Addis Ababa's Bole airport, the only entry point eligible for e-Visa. For the latter, e-Visa is strongly recommended to avoid the very long queues on arrival.

Ethiopia: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 9 months of age entering the country from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission, and for travellers staying more than 12 hours in transit through an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: In the event of an isolated prolonged stay
  • Meningitis: In the event of a prolonged stay in close contact with the local population, or during an epidemic.
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay in isolation
  • Typhoid fever: In case of prolonged stay or in precarious hygienic conditions