The Ethiopia Tourist Visa is a travel authorization which allows visitors to enter the country. It is available to citizens of all countries and it has eliminated the need to physically go to an embassy or consulate or queue at the border for a visa. The application can be completed online and only takes a matter of minutes.
What is the Ethiopian Tourist Visa?
The Ethiopia Tourist Visa was launched by the government in 2017 to accelerate the process of obtaining a visa for Ethiopia. The eVisa is available to all nationalities as long as applicants have a passport which is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of entry.
The online application form for the Ethiopian Tourist Visa only takes a matter of minutes to complete. Applicants just need to answer all the questions by entering a range of information such as their name, address, date of birth, email address, travel plans, and health information.
Once approved, the Tourist Visa for Ethiopia is sent to the email address provided on the application form. travelers can present a printed copy of the eVisa, along with their passport, to the Ethiopian border authorities at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Ethiopia Visa for Tourism – Visa eligibility
The Ethiopia Visa for Tourism is available to passport-holders in every country in the world. Applicants need to meet the basic visa requirements and have a passport which is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of entry.
There are only two nationalities who can enter Ethiopia without a visa: citizens of Ethiopia and Djibouti who can enter for one (1) year and three (3) months respectively.
e-Visa Application Processing time
Applications are usually processed within 24 hours after the application has been submitted and the supporting documentation has been provided. However, on rare occasions, the process can take up to 72 hours.
The information provided on the application is screened by the Ethiopian authorities after the form has been submitted. The vast majority of applications are quickly approved.
Duration and validity of the Ethiopian Tourist Visa
There is a section on the application form where applicants can choose the length of the validity of the Ethiopian Tourist Visa. There are two options: a 30-day visa or a 90-day visa.
The Tourist Visa is a single-entry visa. This means that it can only be used to enter Ethiopia once and that will expire if the visitor leaves before the 30 or 90-day duration.