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The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Ethiopia:
For stays of up to 3 months to nationals of Djibouti
For stays of up to 1 year to nationals of Kenya

  ETHIOPIA visa service & travel information

General Information

ETHIOPIA visas take 4 working days to issue in the embassy.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.



Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Business 6-12 month multiple entry Ethiopia visa




Tourist 30 day single entry Ethiopia visa




Tourist 3 month single entry Ethiopia visa




Tourist 3 month multiple entry Ethiopia visa




Tourist 6 month multiple entry Ethiopia visa




Business 3 month multiple entry Ethiopia visa




Business 30 day single entry Ethiopia visa





The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Ethiopia:
For stays of up to 3 months to nationals of Djibouti
For stays of up to 1 year to nationals of Kenya


Transit visas for Ethiopia are required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 12 hours without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed onward tickets 

Transit visas are available on arrival to persons requiring to leave the airport provided holding confirmed onward tickets and documents for their next destination and stay a maximum of 7 days


Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. All infants under 1 year are exempt.

Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.

Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country below 2,000 metres. There is no risk in Addis Ababa. Rabies.


Ethiopia has a mainly tropical climate which is moderated by altitude and has a definite wet season. The eastern lowlands are much drier with a hot desert type climate. In the highlands temperatures are rarely hot and rain mainly falls between Apr-Sep. Night temperatures can be low especially during the dry season and some snow may fall on the highest peaks. In the west there is mainly one wet season between Jul-Aug. North eastern and south eastern lowlands have high temperatures and low rainfall.


Location of Ethiopia: East Africa
Local Time in Ethiopia: GMT+3
Capital City of Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
Population of Ethiopia: 74 million
Language(s) spoken in Ethiopia: Amharic, Arabic, French, English, Italian
Dialling Code for Ethiopia: 251
Driving in Ethiopia: Driving is on the right. UK licence required, otherwise temporary Ethiopian licence required
Electricity in Ethiopia: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Ethiopia: Ethiopian Birr (ETB 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: ETB: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100
Coins: Cents: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards are accepted by airlines and larger hotels
Opening Hours in Ethiopia:
Bank: 0800-1600 Mon-Fri, 0800-1200 Sat
Office: 0830-1230 & 1330-1730 Mon-Thur, 0830-1130 & 1330-1730 Fri
Shops: 0800-1300 & 1400-2000 Mon-Sat
Hints for Ethiopia: Business is conducted in Amharic, many executives speak English, Italian or French. On social occasions punctuality appreciated. Dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Ethiopia: Service charges are normally added to restaurant & hotel bills, however additional tips of around 5% are customary. Tips are not required for taxis
Import Allowances for Ethiopia: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
100 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 227gr of tobacco (adults only)
1 lit of alcoholic beverages
2 bottles or 500ml of perfume
Gifts up to the value of ETB 100
Prohibited/Restricted in Ethiopia: Skins, hides and any antique articles require export certificate

Airports in Ethiopia:

Addis Ababa Bole (ADD)

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