News about Ethiopian visas

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein Languages are not simply a tool for communication but offer an insight into a different world, culture and way of living. We have developed language as a means to transfer messages in a fast and efficient way but in such a […]

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Ethiopia follows a different calendar to the rest of the world, with the Ethiopian New Year falling on the 11th of September, or the 12th of September in leap years. However, the biggest celebration of the Ethiopian religious year comes later in the month. On September 26th, the True Cross celebration in Ethiopia is celebrated […]

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On September 11th, 2018 the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea finally reopened after being closed for 20 years. The opening of two points on the Eritrea-Ethiopia border marks an important turning point in a long shared history of conflict, and ties between the two countries are already firmly on the mend. For the first time […]

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Ethiopia has 43 embassies and 49 consulates around the world. There are a number of reasons why you might need to go to an embassy, there is a range of processes and applications which can only be completed there. However, for tourists wanting to visit Ethiopia, there is no need to go to an embassy […]

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Travelers who transit through Ethiopia don’t need a visa as long as they remain in the permitted transit area and depart within 12 hours. However, if someone has to wait for their connecting flight for longer than 12 hours, or wants to leave the airport, then they need to obtain a transit visa for Ethiopia. […]

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There are 2 types of Ethiopian visas, the visa on arrival and the eVisa, and the vast majority of visitors need one or the other to enter. Only citizens of Kenya or Djibouti can enter visa-free. Before traveling to Ethiopia it is important to understand the pros and cons of each visa so you can […]

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