In the 7th edition of Bradt Ethiopia, we incorrectly state that passport-holders from all European Union countries can obtain a Visa on Arrival at Bole Airport.
In fact the list of ‘tourist-generating countries’ eligible for Visa on Arrival excludes several member states that joined the EU in or after 2004.
According to Ethiopian Airlines, the full list of countries eligible for Visa on Arrival is as follows: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China (including passports issued in Hong Kong and MACAO), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greek, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.
We strongly recommend you confirm this information independently before you travel, as it always subject to change.
Note, also, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website saying you can request a visa online if your country doesn’t have an Ethiopian embassy is and has always been false.