eVisa to Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most tourist-friendly destinations worldwide. To offer international tourists easier entry to the country, the Ethiopian government introduced an online alternative to traditional visas.

What is eVisa to Ethiopia?

e-Visa is an online equivalent of a regular visa obtained at one of the Ethiopian Embassies. An electronic visa allows you to avoid nerve-wracking Embassy interviews, high fees, and never-ending lines. Travelers from all countries in the world can apply for eVisa to Ethiopia. The application process takes up to 72 business hours, while the approved online visa is sent directly to the applicant’s email address. e-Visa can only be used in Ethiopia for tourism-related purposes.

All travelers not being citizens of Ethiopia need to obtain an electronic visa. Apply at least 3 business days before going for your trip!

How to apply for Ethiopia eVisa?

Click the ‘Online application form’ button and check it yourself that obtaining a visa authorization has never been this easy! You are only 3 steps away from getting your visa: enter your personal and travel details, pay eVisa fee, and check your email inbox. As simple as that!

Application form for evisa to Ethiopia
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Enter your passport data and other necessary information

Make payment for evisa to Ethiopia
Make an online payment

Choose one of the available online payment options and cover the fee

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Check your email address

As soon as your request has been positively processed, e-visa in a PDF file will reach your inbox

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Ethiopia eVisa Types

There are two types of electronic visas to Ethiopia that are permits with different lengths of the allowed stay:

  • 30 days
  • 90 days

    Both these permits are:

  • single-entry visas (it means that its holder can enter Ethiopia only once throughout the entire validity period of e-Visa)
  • tourist visas (its holder cannot travel to Ethiopia for non-tourism related activities; family visits are acceptable)


The validity of the eVisa to Ethiopia starts on the date you have planned to enter the country. It is the very same date you have provided in the online application form and not the date when your e-Visa was issued.

Your eVisa to Ethiopia can have either a 30-day or 90-day validity period, depending on the selected type.

It is important to remember that if your passport is renewed or expired before your validity period ends, you should still apply for a new eVisa to Ethiopia as the passport is automatically connected to the eVisa to Ethiopia.

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eVisa to Ethiopia Requirements

The citizens of all countries in the world need to meet some basic requirements to apply for an e-Visa to Ethiopia, which includes:

  • Traveling with the same passport that was used when submitting an online application form.
  • Entering Ethiopia through the authorized port of entry which is the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
  • Being an active user of a valid credit/debit card or any other method of online payment to pay for the eVisa.
  • Being a user of an active email address to download the approved e-Visa to Ethiopia.
  • A stable internet connection.
  • A working electronic device to go to the final step of the application process. It can be a smartphone, PC, laptop, tablet, etc.

What do I need ?
Necessary documents:

  • Passport
    Provide your passport data required in the application form.
  • Credit Card
    Prepare your credit card to pay e-Visa fee.
  • Email Address
    Enter your active email address.

Application Form and Required Documents

Application Process Guide

The Tourist Visa to Ethiopia can be obtained by simply following an intuitive process online, which can take only a few minutes.
These steps include:

  1. First, you have to select the type of eVisa to Ethiopia you are going to apply for.
  2. You have to start your online visa application form by filling in your personal, travel, and passport details and the date you are planning to enter Ethiopia. Make sure to attach the requested documents and ensure that there are no mistakes in the information provided.
  3. Pay the processing fee for the eVisa.
  4. Then the confirmation number will be sent to your email address, indicating that the payment was registered successfully.
  5. Check out for the approved eVisa, which will arrive at your email address in the PDF form. This usually can take up to 3 business days.

Take a printed copy of the online visa to Ethiopia so that you can present it to the customs officials at the airport.


The following documents should be gathered before starting an online application for an eVisa to Ethiopia:

  • A valid passport that won’t expire for at least 6 months following the date of your planned date of entry to Ethiopia.
  • A digital copy of the bio-page of your passport.
  • A recently taken face photograph can be taken by a PC camera or a smartphone.
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Important information about eVisa to Ethiopia

  • You can travel with an eVisa to Ethiopia for only tourism-related activities that also include visiting family and friends.
  • You don’t need an eVisa to Ethiopia if you are transiting as long as you don’t plan to leave the transit area or if your flight to the third country destination leaves within 24 hours.
  • If you are travelling with kids, don’t forget to obtain a separate visa permit for every child traveling with you to Ethiopia.
  • You can extend your eVisa after you enter Ethiopia, and your request should be forwarded to the Head Office of the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Addis Ababa.
  • If your eVisa application is denied, you have to apply for a new online visa by correctly filling in the application. In such a situation, firstly please contact our support team.
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List of eligible countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe