Using the visa on arrival service offered by Ethiopian Airlines presents a convenient option for travelers heading to Ethiopia. This service allows eligible individuals to acquire their visa directly upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, eliminating the need to undertake a prior application.
List of countries eligible for the Visa on Arrival service
Accessible to citizens of eligible countries, this service covers more than 120 nations, namely:
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United States, Mexico
How to obtain your visa?
The operation of the visa on arrival service, dedicated to Ethiopian Airlines passengers transiting through Addis Ababa Bole Airport, is based on a simple procedure. When travelers get off the plane at the airport, they can go to the counters in the passport control area. These visa issuing counters are where you can submit your application and obtain your visa.
It is strongly recommended to prepare the required documents, including a valid passport, the correctly completed application form, as well as the visa fee amount in cash.
Travelers are also recommended to ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of their intended arrival in Ethiopia. Additionally, check the specific visa requirements for your nationality, as these may vary.
While you wait for your visa to be issued, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many amenities offered at Bole International Airport. By consulting the display boards, you can determine which carousel your baggage will be delivered to, making it easier to collect and continue your journey smoothly. In addition, duty-free shops are available, offering you the opportunity to indulge in shopping or acquire souvenirs to mark your stay in Ethiopia.
Procedures are simplified
This visa on arrival service has been a game changer for many travelers flying with Ethiopian Airlines. It allows eligible passengers to obtain a visa upon arrival in Ethiopia, without having to go through the lengthy procedure of obtaining a visa before their trip. It made travel much easier and made Ethiopia an attractive destination for tourists and businessmen.
What are the formalities for passengers coming from countries not eligible for Visa on Arrival?
However, it is important to note that this service is currently only available to travelers from certain countries (see above). Passengers from other countries, not covered by the visa on arrival service, must follow traditional e-visa application procedures to obtain the document authorizing them to enter Ethiopia. This procedure is relatively simple and can be done online. Read more
Fees associated with an Ethiopia visa application
It should be noted that the price of an electronic visa is set depending on the length of your stay:
- 30-day stay: 52 USD, or approximately 46 euros
- 90-day stay: 72 USD, or approximately 64 euros