Do I Need a Visa for Ethiopia?
US citizens traveling to Ethiopia are required to have both a visa and a valid passport to enter the country. Make sure your passport will still be valid for six months after the date you plan to exit Ethiopia. Visas to Ethiopia are typically valid for three months, and they are issued on arrival in Ethiopia. Visas can be extended in Ethiopia for a fee, but be sure to get your extension well in advance to avoid paying penalties or being detained at the airport when you try to depart.
|Is A …||An Ethiopia Entry Requirement?|
|Passport Validity||6 months validity|
|Blank Passport Pages||One page minimum for entry stamp|
|Vaccinations||Polio vaccine is recommended|
Can I Obtain My Visa for Ethiopia upon Arrival?
Yes. Ethiopia changed its visa policy at the end of 2015, and visas are now only issued on arrival or if the applicant makes a personal appearance at an Ethiopian consulate in the United States. Ethiopia no longer permits third parties to obtain visas on behalf of applicants.
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What Else Do I Need to Do Before Traveling to Ethiopia?
Double check that your passport will be valid for at least six months after the date you plan to exit Ethiopia and that it has a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. Do you need to get your passport renewed? We can help, and we can get you a new passport in as few as 1-3 business days.
Depending the countries you have visited before traveling to Ethiopia, you may be required to show proof of the Yellow Fever Vaccine. It is also recommended that travelers to certain provinces have the polio vaccine or a booster, and insect precautions should be taken as well. Schedule an appointment at the Passport Health travel clinic nearest to you to get all of the vaccines, medications, and travel supplies you need for a healthy trip to Ethiopia.
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