Ethiopia Temporary Ban On Visa on arrival and E-Visa options.

Ethiopian Immigration has suspended issuance of visa on arrival and E-Visa provision for all passengers effective 18 June 2021 until further notice:

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with an Ethiopian Origin ID Card (usually referred to as Yellow Card), regardless of their nationality;
  • Passengers with a foreign passport stating Ethiopia as a place of birth;
  • children traveling with parents of an Ethiopia origin;
  • Foreign nationals who secured online visa before 18 June 2021, provided that there is no Ethiopian Embassy or consulate in the country of their residence;
  • Transfer and layover passengers;
  • All nationals who have a resident permit to Ethiopia, whether their permit is expired or not.   

    NOTE: Please Contact The Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for visa-related inquiries.


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