Be in the know before you go
Visitors to Ethiopia need a valid passport, eVisa, or visa upon arrival and World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination. Travelers can apply for an eVisa on the website for the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs. While tourist visas are also available upon arrival at Bole International Airport, some travelers have experienced significant delays in obtaining their visas upon arrival. Contact the Embassy of Ethiopia for the most current visa information. Overseas inquiries about visas should be made at the nearest Ethiopian embassy or consulate.
U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa
Entoto Street PO Box 1014 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 011-130-6000
Fax: +251-11-124-2435 and +251-11-124-2419
Please take note that laptop computers and video equipment intended for anything other than personal use must be declared upon arrival and departure. Some recording devices may require special customs permits. If these items are being used for work, you should contact the Ethiopian Embassy or the Ethiopian Ministry of Communications before you travel. The U.S. Embassy cannot assist with obtaining permits or the return of confiscated equipment.