Tourist Visa - VT

A tourist visa is an electronic single-entry visa issued by the Ethiopian Government for visitors who wish to travel to the country for tourism or other non-business-related purposes only.


Citizens of all countries in the globe are eligible for tourist visa provided that the below requirements are fulfilled.


Copy of the following documents is mandatory.

  • Recent passport-size photo of the applicant.
  • Passport of the visa applicant which is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry to Ethiopia.

Processing Time

Under normal circumstances, the processing time for a tourist visa is 3 days. So, travelers should submit their application at least 3 days before their estimated date of arrival

Duration and Validity

The Validity of the Visa starts counting from the date intended to Enter Ethiopia.


Travelers can request for an extension before the visa expires in which expired date 1-15 days extend by online and visa expired date above 15 extended by going in person to the Head Office of the Immigration And Citizenship Service (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Travelers who stay beyond the validity period without extending are subject to fines and legal penalties.


Entry Type Maximum Duration Visa Fee (in USD)
Single Entry 30 days 52
Single Entry 90 days 72

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