International visitors are enjoying the convenience of Ethiopia’s e-visa service instituted by the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines.
The e-visa is processed and issued online on a single web page, where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa online. Once the online application is approved, applicants receive an email authorising them to travel to Ethiopia and they get their passport stamped with the visa upon arrival in Addis Ababa.
International visitors to Ethiopia, from countries provisioned for visa upon arrival, can make use of this service. Separate counters to process the visas of travellers under electronic travel authorisation have also been set up.
The project is part of a national initiative to transform the tourism sector in the country.
The e-visa system can be found here: https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/home