visa application form, requirements and instructions
will need a visa to enter Ethiopia. If you are flying
into Ethiopia as a tourist, you can get a visa on arrival
at Addis Ababa (Bole) or Dire Dawa International airports,
at a cost of approximately $25 (Euros, US dollars and
Ethiopian birr are all accepted). If you are arriving
by other means, or at another airport, you must get
a visa prior to arrival. Visa applicants in the United
Kingdom should contact the Embassy of the Federal Democratic
Republic of Ethiopia in London. Penalties for overstaying
your visa can be severe (see below - Immigration Status).
you travel to Ethiopia as a tourist you wont
be able to take employment, including voluntary employment.
If you are caught in breach of your immigration status
you may face a severe fine or possible imprisonment.
passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months
from the date of entry into Ethiopia. Make sure you
have two blank pages in your passport on arrival.
Yellow fever certificate
Fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving
from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Once you are in Ethiopia you will not be able to change
your immigration status. If you have any concerns about
your immigration status in Ethiopia, you should contact
the local immigration authorities:
Immigration and Refugee Affairs Authority
5741 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Telephone: (+251-11) 1553899
visitors to Ethiopia should be aware that they will
be unable to take employment, including voluntary employment,
whilst visiting Ethiopia on a tourist visa. If visitors
are caught in breach of their immigration status they
may face severe fines or possible imprisonment.
Emergency Travel Documents
Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside
transit and exit from Ethiopia.