Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)

Simon writes: Addis Ababa:- With all the tensions in the country, avoid getting into a political conversation with anyone. E Visa:- Use only official website  However it does not seem to speed things up that much compared with 'Visa on Arrival'.  Don't rely on the ATM's to work, change some cash at the bank … Continue reading Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)


Dodgy e-visa websites

  Note that the official URL for Ethiopian e-visas is the government website It now carries a warning: "We have come to know that there are some fraud websites which have similar look and feel to our official visa website. Please note that the Ethiopian Government doesn't have any agreement with the owners of those … Continue reading Dodgy e-visa websites

Ethiopia launches e-visas

Thanks to AddisAdvisor for alerting me to the excellent news that as of 12 June 2017, Ethiopia has introduced an online application process for e-visas for visitors from several countries. The e-visas can be applied for online and paid for with a Visa, Master or American Express card at the website, which also has … Continue reading Ethiopia launches e-visas

Detailed July/August 2016 trip report

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

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