Ethiopia Visa for Danish Citizens

The Ethiopia visa for Danish citizens is a simple and safe online procedure that can be easily completed just a few days before departure.

In addition to the Ethiopia eVisa, nationals of Denmark are also eligible to obtain a visa on arrival in Ethiopia. Nevertheless, the online application is recommended as the process is much faster.

As of June 1, 2018, citizens of most foreign countries need to apply for a visa to enter Ethiopia. Only citizens from Kenya and Djibouti can enter Ethiopia without a visa for a period of up to one year and up to three months, respectively.

What Visa Do I Need to Visit Ethiopia from Denmark?

Danish citizens can apply for a tourist visa online or they can get a visa on arrival. The Ethiopia tourist visa is available for a single entry for stays of either 30 or 90 days.

Danish holders of service or diplomatic passports can enter Ethiopia without a visa for a period of up to three months.

Although the visa on arrival is available for Danish travelers, they are encouraged to submit an eVisa application online. The eVisa provides notification of visa eligibility prior to travel and it can also help travelers avoid inconveniences and uncertainty on arrival.

Travelers should be aware that a visa on arrival can require waiting in line at border entry points upon arrival. They should also make sure to bring all the necessary documents with them to avoid being denied entry in the country.

On the other side, the eVisa allows travelers to skip these lines and complete the process entirely online.

*Note: travelers who possess an eVisa must enter Ethiopia via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The online visa doesn’t allow tourists to enter the country through any other ports.

What Documents do Danish Citizens Need to Get an Ethiopian Visa?

To apply for an eVisa for Ethiopia, Danish citizens need to present the following documents:

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry in Ethiopia
  • A recent passport-size photo
  • Email address
  • A debit or credit card

Applicants should ensure the accuracy of all information provided before submitting the application form. Any update or change in the information can lead to delays in obtaining the visa or even denial of the eVisa. This is also recommended in order to prevent issues at the Ethiopian Immigration counter upon arrival.

The following information will need to be provided during the online application:

  • Personal information:
    • Full name
    • Date of birth
    • Country of birth
    • City of birth
    • Country of citizenship
    • Gender
  • Passport details
    • Country of issue
    • Passport number
    • Date of issue
    • Expiry date

Travelers who possess more than one passport or have dual citizenship need to choose one to fill out the application form and for their travel. There should be no inconsistencies between the travel document and the details entered for the eVisa application.

Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Danish travelers will be requested the following:

  • A printed copy of their Ethiopia eVisa (if applicable)
  • A photocopy of their passport
  • Their passport (valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival)
  • 2 blank pages remaining in the passport for stamps or notes from the immigration department

Travelers should be aware that the tourist eVisa is a single entry one. If travelers intend to leave the country and re-enter it before the visa expires, they need to apply for a new visa.

A visa extension for up to 30 days can be requested in person at the Head Office of The Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Addis Ababa. Danish citizens need to still meet all the Ethiopia online visa requirements when requesting the extension.

Staying in the country beyond the validity of the visa or beyond the extension period can lead to fines and legal penalties.

Danish travelers should be aware of potential additional requirements such as proof of yellow fever vaccination in case they have been traveling to countries with risk of yellow fever or transiting through an airport in one of these countries for more than 12 hours.

How Long Does it Take for an Ethiopian Visa to be Approved?

The process for obtaining an eVisa for Danish citizens is simple and fast, with visas being approved within 1 to 3 business days from the date of application online. However, most visas get approved within 24 hours, if all the provided information is accurate.

After accurately entering the required personal and passport details on the application form, applicants will need to answer a few health and security-related questions. Finally, they need to complete the online payment via credit or debit card. The entire process will only take a few minutes.

To make sure the visa is ready on time travelers are advised to submit their application at least 3 days before their date of arrival.

How Can Danish Citizens Apply for an Ethiopian Visa?

Danish citizens can simply complete the Ethiopia Visa online application form to request their Ethiopian visa. After filling in all required information and completing the payment, if approved, they will receive their eVisa in the email provided within the following 72 hours.

Travelers should check all visa requirements and prepare all documents before starting their application.

*Note: the visa is valid from the date of entry in Ethiopia, not from the date of issue.