The visa on arrival is a type of travel authorization which can be obtained at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport after visitors arrive in Ethiopia. ... The visas on arrival are valid for up to 3 months and allow one entry into the country. This means they cannot be used to leave and reenter Ethiopia.
What is the difference between a traditional visa (passport sticker) and an e-Visa?
The cost for an e-VISA (applied at www.e-Visa.gov.et before travelling) and the cost for a tourist visa on arrival is the same: US$52 for a single-entry visa with validity up to 30 days, or US$72 for a single-entry visa with validity up to 90 days.
Citizens from all countries can quickly complete the online application form by answering a series of basic questions. Applications are normally processed within 24 hours though on rare occasions the process can take up to three (3) days. Once approved the e-Visa is sent to the applicant by email.
Ethiopia visa-free allows visitors from two countries only: Ethiopia and Djibouti. Those wishing to travel to Ethiopia will need a tourist visa. ... Visitors can choose between an e-Visa or picking up their visa on arrival .
Visas for Ethiopia are required by all nationals except nationals of Ethiopia and Djibouti. As of November 2018, nationals and permanent residents of all African Union countries can get visas on arrival, making it easy for Africans to visit Ethiopia which is also home to the African Union headquarters.
Djibouti is possibly the safest place to cross into Ethiopia from. The official crossing can be found at Dewele. There is a daily bus from Djibouti City to Dire Dawa and the journey takes around 12 hours. You are strongly advised to buy your ticket in advance.
Entering Ethiopia by land from Somaliland
Despite being a de facto country that is not officially recognized, Somaliland is actually a relatively straightforward option to cross from. There are several buses that you can catch traveling from the border village of Wajaale in Somalia to Jijiga in Ethiopia.
Entering Ethiopia by land from Sudan
The crossing into Sudan is to be found at the border town of Gallabat. You can reach Gallabat from Gedaref, but start off early as possible;is a long drive.
Entering Ethiopia by land from Eritrea
The land border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has recently reopened after more than 20 years of being closed. This was an important step in helping to bring to an end the conflict that has lasted for decades between the two neighbors. The border is between Burre on the Eritrean side and Zalambessa on the Ethiopian side.
Whichever point that you choose to cross at, make sure that you get your e-Visa for Ethiopia beforehand as it will be not possible to process it at any of the borders mentioned above.
Yes, US citizens must have a valid visa in order to enter Ethiopia. Except for citizens of Ethiopia and Djibouti, all other international visitors must first obtain a visa in order to enter Ethiopia, including US citizens. Furthermore, applying for an Ethiopian visa as a US citizen is not difficult.
How much money will you need for your trip to Ethiopia? You should plan to spend around ETB1,215 ($36) per day on your vacation in Ethiopia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.
While meal prices in Ethiopia can vary, the average cost of food in Ethiopia is ETB291 around 8 USD per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ethiopia should cost around ETB117 around 3 USD per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.
GSM phones don't always work in Ethiopia. You can purchase a local sim card: 60 birr for 3g (about $3 USD) and 300 birr for 4g (about $15 USD). You can buy sim cards from Ethiotelecom offices which are in most commercial areas. You may need a photocopy of your passport and two passport photos.
Don't come to Ethiopia and expect to rely on your credit card. Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are increasingly useful in Addis Ababa but are rarely accepted outside it, with the exception of some Ethiopian Airlines offices and top-class hotels.