Entry Requirements : For US citizens only.
As of January 2002, citizens of the United States may obtain tourist/visitors visas upon arrival to Ethiopia. This service is only available at Bole International Airport, Ethiopia's main airport, in Addis Ababa. The fee of 315 birr (approximately $40 US) is payable only in Ethiopian currency.
Travelers may exchange currency upon arrival. However, because of possible confusion or delays, travelers should obtain a valid Ethiopian visa prior to arrival whenever possible. An exit visa is required if your entry visa has expired by the time of departure. In such circumstances, an exit visa can only be obtained at the main immigration office in Addis Ababa and not at Bole International Airport.
In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child's travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian not present. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry and departure.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy and to obtain updated information on travel and security in Ethiopia. The U.S. Embassy is located at Entoto Avenue, P.O. Box 1014, in Addis Ababa, telephone:  (1) 550-666, extension 316/336; emergency after-hours telephone:  (1) 552-558; consular fax:  (1) 551-094;
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Passport Requirement for Ethiopia
Passport valid for six months required by all.
Embassies in Ethiopia
Ethiopian embassies and consulates
Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, DC
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