Overview of tourist visa options

Many thanks to AddisAdvisor for a bang up-to-date overview of the options for visitors requiring a tourist visa for Ethiopia: Citizens of Kenya and Djibouti do not need visas, all others do need a visa. There are three ways in which you can get a tourist visa to enter Ethiopia.. 1. VISA on arrival. (referred … Continue reading Overview of tourist visa options


Bole International, Terminal 2

  Thanks to AddisAdvisor for the following report on developments at Terminal 2 based on his latest visit there (June 2018): ATMs and BANK COUNTERS. It is usually better to use the ATMs and Forex counters in the baggage collection hall, rather than those next to the Immigration queues. Once you are through Immigration/Visa on … Continue reading Bole International, Terminal 2

E-visas now available to all nationalities

As of 1 June 2018, E-visas are available to all nationalities through the official government website http://www.evisa.gov.et. For further information see  https://newbusinessethiopia.com/ethiopia-opens-door-to-all-nationalities/ A regular visitor to Ethiopia, Addis Advisor also noted upon arriving back in Ethiopia in May 2018 that Terminal 2 customs now has red and green channels, just like elsewhere, and the e-visa procedure was … Continue reading E-visas now available to all nationalities

Correction to 7th edition Visa on Arrival information

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 … Continue reading Correction to 7th edition Visa on Arrival information

Arrival at Bole Terminal 2

AddisAdvisor writes: Because of recent events in Paris and elsewhere, Bole Airport is protected by more Federal Police than ever before. And meet-and-greeters are NOT allowed into Terminal 2 unless they have a special permit from the Ministry of Tourism, which they wear around their neck... So: a. If you are being met by personal friends, or … Continue reading Arrival at Bole Terminal 2