Greg writes: Chapter 3 - Practical Information In the section "red tape" I suggest specifying that Visas on Arrival are not issued at Dire Dawa airport, notwithstanding daily flights from Djibouti. Tourists arriving from Djibouti must either obtain their visa in advance from the Ethiopian embassy in Djibouti city or fly directly to Bole airport. … Continue reading Detailed July/August 2016 trip report
Nicole Wilhelm writes: Visa: As the Ethiopian Embassy in Switzerland was running out of visa stickers, we had to apply visa on arrival, which we have received within 10 Minutes and without any hassles at all. So if you're flight one of the earliest in the morning, its cheaper and easier to get the visa … Continue reading March 2016 trip report
Andrew writes: Just back from an Ethiopian tour (Feb 2016) and really enjoyed the context provided by this book! A couple of updates/plugs from my trip: VISA ON ARRIVAL It was difficult to find up-to-date information on the requirements for getting a visa at Bole airport. Note that you do NOT need passport photos. They … Continue reading Feb 2016 trip report
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
Report from a French citizen for Ethiopian Origin ID as a children of Ethiopian, Oct 2015 My wife being Ethiopian, we needed a residence permit for our lovely daughter. Collect the following papers. Birth certificate. If birth took place abroad, first make it legalize by your Foreign Minister in home country, price 1Euro for … Continue reading Obtaining an Ethiopian Origin ID for a child
Report from a French citizen for Ethiopian Temporary ID as a husband/wife of Ethiopian, Oct 2015 You normally need to be married since more than 2 years (to avoid false weddings), but when married abroad you can apply earlier, what was our case. The beginning of this process is different if the wedding took place … Continue reading Obtaining a Temporary ID as a husband/wife of Ethiopian
It is now definitely possible to get a 90-day visa on arrival at Bole. I went through immigration myself earlier this week and bought one for US$70. You can also pay the Euro or British pound sterling equivalent.