Visa On Arrival


Tourist visa (valid for up to three months) can be issued on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to nationals of the following countries and territories, or persons holding residence permits issued by these countries or territories

Applicants who claim to have permanent residence in one of the eligible countries are required to show valid residence permit document up on arrival.

Good News!

Ethiopia has officially launched Visa-On-Arrival service for tourists from all African Union member states.

  • Nationals of Africa Union member states can pay the visa fee in cash at Bole International Airport to get tourist visa.
  • We encourage you to submit your visa applications online so that you will be notified of the status ahead of your travel and avoid inconveniences that might be created in case you are denied entry.

Below are additional countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival.

Check your country if it is in blow list:


Argentina Australia Austria Belgium
Canada China Denmark Djibouti (Exempted - Allowed to enter without visa.)
France Germany Greece India
Israel Italy Japan Kenya (Exempted - Allowed to enter without visa.)
Mexico Netherlands New Zealand North Korea
Poland Portugal Russia Slovak Republic
Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand
United States



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