Tourist visa is an electronic single-entry visa issued by the Ethiopian Government for visitors who wish to travel to the country for tourism or other non-business related purposes only.
Citizens of all countries who have permanent residence permit and/or nationality in one of the countries listed as eligible in our website www.evisa.gov.et are eligible for an Ethiopian e-VISA.
Travelers who apply for tourist visa must have travel document/passport/residence permit valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry.
Applicants who claim that they have permanent residence permit in one of the eligible countries must upload valid residence permit document
Under normal circumstances, the processing time for tourist visa is 3 days. So, travelers should submit their application at least 3 days before their estimated date of arrival
Duration and Validity
Single entry tourist visa is valid for 30 or 90 days (depending on the applicant’s preference) from the intended date of arrival in Ethiopia. If flight date of the travelers is changed unexpectedly, travelers should contact us to adjust validity period of their visa. It is not allowed to stay in Ethiopia beyond the validity period of the visa.
Travelers can request for extension before the visa expires by going in person to the Head Office of The Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).