Visa / Service Type
Total To Pay
Tourist 30 day E visa
Tourist 90 day E visa
ETHIOPIA visas must be applied online or on arrival.
How To Make An Application
What To Include In Your Application
Downloaded from above, printed, completed and signed in Capital Letters with a black pen and sent back to Travcour
A full page copy of the passport ID page.
The photo should be (45mm x 35mm) taken against a white background (the background must be white!). If you cannot get a photo yourself then we can print one for you from a digital copy. We can also accept digital photos.
E VISAS ARE ONLY ISSUED FOR ARRIVAL AT ADDIS ABABA BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & ARE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF 3 MONTHS WITH A 30 OR 90 DAY STAY. YOUR STAY BEGINS ON YOUR FIRST ENTRY INTO ETHIOPIA BUT VISA CAN BE EXTENDED ONCE IN ETHIOPIA WITH THEIR IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT. YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR AN EXTENSION TO A CURRENT VISA IN THE UK.
Visa Application Form
Download, Print and Fill in the form
The form is in PDF format. When you have downloaded the form, please print it out and fill it in by pen. Kindly ensure all the fields of the visa application form are completely filled before submitting. If a question does not apply, please put ‘N/A’. You must fill in the form with black ink and using BLOCK CAPITALS.
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
All nationals are eligible for the E visa.
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