Important information about Visa and Travel | Buildexpo Ethiopia 2025

Travel/Visa Info

Important information about Visa and Travel

Except Kenya and Djibouti nationals, visa is required for all visitors to Ethiopia. Visitors should obtain a visa from an Ethiopian Embassy or Consulates before departure.

You will need a visa to enter Ethiopia. Visas on arrival are only available for tourists at Addis Ababa (Bole) or Dire Dawa International airports, at a cost of approximately $US50 for 1 month and $US75 for 3 months (Euros, US dollars and Ethiopian birr are all accepted). All other categories of visitor must get a visa from the Ethiopian Embassy closest to their place of legal residence before travelling. Penalties for overstaying your visa can be severe. All visas will be valid from the date of issue.

For e-visa visit:

NOTE: Eritrean, Pakistan and Somalia Nationals shall not be issued a visa on Arrival. They must obtain an entry visa prior to their departure to Ethiopia.


Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Ethiopia. Make sure you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival.


Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travellers who are arriving from, or have transited through, countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Please access links below for important information and embassy contacts.

Visa Information
Ethiopian Embassies Worldwide


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