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Ethiopia Visa

Type of Ethiopia Visas

90 days Tourist e-Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 2-3 days
  • Stay period: 30 days
  • Validity: Upto 90 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,899/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders
    wishing to visit
    Ethiopia for tourism
    or visit purpose
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 2-3 days
  • Stay period: 30 days
  • Validity:30 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹3,499/-
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    wishing to visit
    Ethiopia for conference.
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Documents required for Ethiopia Visa

  • Must have Documents for Ethiopia Visa:
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    • Scanned copy of first and last page of your passport
    • Scanned recent colour photograph (Photo Specification)
    • Confirmed return flight ticket
  • For Business Visa
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    • Invitation Letter issued by the inviting company/organization to the participant
    • Note Verbale(support letter) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia Visa FAQs

  • add Do Indian passport holders require a visa to visit Ethiopia?

    Yes. Indian passport holders require an electronic visa (e-Visa) to visit Ethiopia.

  • add What is an Ethiopian e-Visa?

    It is an authorisation document that allows citizens of India to enter the Republic of Ethiopia for a specific number of days. An e-Visa gives you the same right to enter the country as an ordinary sticker-visa in the passport. 

  • add How can I apply for an Ethiopian Visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for an Ethiopian Visa online is smooth and seamless. The steps are:

    • 1. Choose your preferred type of Ethiopia visa based on your travel type
    • 2. Pay online
    • 3. Submit your documents through our pick up & drop service
    • 4. Receive your visa when approved
  • add What are the different types of Ethiopian visas?

    Indians travelling to Ethiopia can choose from 30-day tourist visas or 30-day business visas depending on their reason for travel. Tourist visas are popular among those travelling for recreation while Business e-Visas are ideal for Indian citizens wishing to attend business meetings.
    In case a person wishes to stay for more than 30 days, they can opt for a 90-day Tourist/Business e-Visa.

  • add What is the processing time for an Ethiopian visa?

    Processing an application for an Ethiopian visa takes typically 2-3 working days.

  • add How much is the Ethiopian e-Visa fee?

    The e-Visa application fee depends on the type and validity period of visa you require.

  • add What kind of entry is my Ethiopian visa?

    The Ethiopian e-Visa is granted for a single entry.

  • add Can Ethiopian eVisa for Indians be used for multiple entries?

    If your e-Visa is issued for a single entry, it cannot be used for multiple entries into Ethiopia. Ethiopia allows travellers to apply for multiple entry visas with applicable charges to it.

  • add How do I receive my eVisa Approval letter?

    On successful approval of your application, an approval letter is sent to your designated email address. You need to then take a print out of the eVisa & securely keep it in your passport.

  • add Is the Ethiopian visa for Indians valid for the whole of Ethiopia?

    Yes, the visa is valid for travel through the whole of Ethiopia, subject to Embassy directives.

  • add Can I get an Ethiopian visa while in the country?

    Yes, you can get an Ethiopian e-Visa on Arrival while in the country. However, travellers must get their Visa on Arrival only from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Entry through other ports is not allowed. Also, it is advisable to apply for an Ethiopia visa before your travel itself in order to avoid long, tiring queues and last-minute hassles.

  • add From when is my visa valid?

    Your Visa is valid for up to 3 months from the date of issue, not from the date of entry to Ethiopia or any other date.

  • add What are the benefits of online visa application over visa on arrival?

    The online visa application saves your time. There are no visits to embassies or consulates and no complex paperwork. The online process is very easy, more secure than traditional visa application processes and it allows you to have your approved e-Visa ready before you leave for your trip.
    You will also be able to beat the long queues at the airport

  • add What must I do if my Ethiopian visa gets rejected?

    In the case of Ethiopian visa rejection, the authorities’ decision is final. It is crucial that the applicant submit complete and vetted documents as per Embassy directives.

  • add If my application is rejected, will I receive a refund?

    No. As per the Embassy's rule, no refund will be issued.

  • add May I know the reasons for my visa rejection?

    No. If it is rejected, the office will notify you of the rejection but not the reason why.

  • add Do I need a travel or medical insurance?

    Travel insurance is not one of the necessary Ethiopian visa requirements. However, it is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.

  • add Do I need to get any vaccinations?

    Yes. Travellers are required to be vaccinated for Yellow fever as well as Polio. It is a must to obtain a certificate for the same which is a mandatory document to enter Ethiopia.

  • add Is there anything else I need to know about the Ethiopian tourist visa from India?

    Possession of a valid tourist visa when travelling is important and the same must be kept in safe custody. The Ethiopian visa for Indians is not replaceable; upon loss of this visa, you will need to apply for a new one in its stead.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa is to engage the services of an experienced travel agency such as Akbar Travels. Our visa experts will help you find the right visa type, prepare all documents and follow through with the visa application process.

    To get more Ethiopian visa information, get in touch through a query form and a Visa Expert will give you a call.
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Simple steps to get a Ethiopia Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Ethiopia Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay your Ethiopia visa fee and upload your documents online.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will thoroughly verify your documents and process your visa online.

Step 4: Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Ethiopia

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Ethiopia Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Ethiopia Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Ethiopia

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items as per the law of the country of Ethiopia  Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Ethiopia
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Ethiopia travel guide

Ethiopia is a marvellous nation in the Horn of Africa in the Eastern Region of the continent, visited by over a million tourists annually. It is the country’s oldest independent country. Read more

Home to several volcanic peaks, national reserves and wildlife, Ethiopia is engulfed in biodiversity. Coffee production here is a longstanding tradition which dates back to dozens of centuries. Factually, Ethiopia accounts for around 3% of the global coffee market.

The ideal time to visit the country is during the dry season starting October onwards and ending early June when nature is the liveliest and a perfect setting for trekkers. A paradise for photographers, the wild animals are spotted in regularity. To witness the festivals, travel during January and be one with the local traditions.

Compared to other African countries, Ethiopia is remarkably safe. 'Always look as if you know where you’re going' is a tip to memorise. Overall, travellers should face no problem during their stay in the country. Amharic and Omoro are the native dialects of more than 40 per cent of the population. Since English is mandatory in schools and higher educational institutes, it is spoken in by a large number of people, thus benefiting visitors.

International airlines such as Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India operate routes between India and Ethiopia consistently.

What to see in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital and commercial heart, has tourist hotspots sprawled all over the city. If you are a coffee lover, get your hands on the local Arabica coffee, considered the finest in the world.

Ethiopia's National Museum and Ethnological Museum is a must-visit to look into Ethiopia’s past. Head to the historic Holy Trinity Cathedral, built along with a copper dome, murals & many ornate features.

The Blue Nile River branches off the Nile and is worth seeing.

For the bravehearts, trek through Siemen and the Bale Mountains, its rugged terrain includes slopes, deep valleys and a glimpse of rare wildlife, not to be seen anywhere else in the world. Enjoy panoramic views from cliffs. Many tourists often set up camps and spend a few nights in the wilderness.

The Danakil Depression is worth a visit. Boasting sulphur springs, acidic pools, mineral-filled lakes and even volcanoes, this is an awe-inspiring example of nature’s bounty.

A paradise for photographers, the Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve and Chelbi Wildlife Reserve offers a close-up tour where travellers can witness a range of animals in their natural habitat.

Ethiopian cuisine is characterised by a variety of vegetables, fresh bread and meat. For the spice geeks, it is gastronomical heaven. Some of the must-try foods are; Injera (sour and spongy gluten-free pancake), Tibs (Small cubes of beef flavoured with onions, garlic, chilli, and rosemary), Doro Wat (chicken stew) and Sambusas (similar to Samosas in India).

Vegetarians can enjoy as well; many restaurants have an extensive vegetarian menu to cater to Orthodox Christians who do not eat animal products on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Ethiopia is bustling with local markets full of artistic and cultural artefacts. The Sholla Market and Merkato are popular shopping centres. If you are a shopaholic, embroidered toys, hand-painted scriptures and dolls, Arabica coffee are products you must purchase. If you don't mind spending a little extra, head over to Zaaf and try out their exclusive bags and accessories.

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Ethiopia Facts and Figures

Region:
East Africa
Time in Ethiopia:
IST (-) 2.30 hours Read more
Capital:
Addis Ababa
Major cities:
Addis Ababa, Gondar, Mek'ele, Dire Dawa, Dessie
Area:
1.104 million km2
Population:
10.5 crores
Language:
Amharic (Official), Oromo
Currency:
Ethiopian birr (ETB)
Main Airline:
Ethiopian Airlines
Independence Day:
May 5th
Important holidays:
Leddet, Ethiopian Patriots' Victory Day 
International Airports:
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)
Best Time to Visit:
Between June to October
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7/50-G, Satya Marg,
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021
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Other Ethiopia Visa types

Akbar Travels currently only offers Tourist and Business visas. To apply for other types of Ethiopian visas listed below, please contact the Embassy.

1. Transit Visa

Transit passengers do not require a visa.

2. Work Visa

Applicants need a recommendation letter from specific governmental bodies based on the kind of work as well as educational and experiential proofs.