Quick info guide

Countries whose citizens do not require a Visa

Nationals of Kenya, Djibouti, holders of diplomatic service, AU, UN and AfDB passports do not require a Visa to enter Ethiopia. For further information click here.  

Basic Visa requirements

1. Fill and submit the visa application form
2. Copy of the biographical page of your passport
3. Passport which is valid for at least 6 months
4. Have at least two (2) blank pages left
5. Copy of your residency card (if applicable)
6. Visa fee
7. Depending on your nationality and the countries you have recently visited, you may be expected to provide certificates of vaccinations that you have received


Contact information

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(In front of Tikur Anbesa Secondary School)
+251 11 157 3357
Email: Vitalevent2007@gmail.com
Website: https://www.evisa.goc.et

Ethiopia immigration information

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency governs cross border movements in and out of Ethiopia, issuance of visas as well as the stay of immigrants in the country. Any visitors to Ethiopia must obtain a Visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa or visa on arrival.

An online Visa application facility is available here.

Useful information for cross border traders

angle-left Border opening and closing times

Ethiopia has land borders with seven countries: Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Eritrea, Sudan, and South Sudan.

Border posts

Crossing to/from

Means of transport

Opening 

Closing 

Moyale

Marsabit /Moyale (Kenya)

Bus/light vehicles

06:00

18:00

Dewele

Djibouti City

Bus/light vehicles/ train

06:00

22:00

Galafi

Djibouti City

Trucks/ light vehicles

24hr

No closing

Jijiga/Togo-wuchale /Ethiopia

Wajaale (Somalia)

Bus /light vehicles

06:00

21:00

Godar/Metama/Ethiopia

Gallabat /Gadref (Sudan)

Bus /light vehicles

06:00

18:00

Zalambessa/Ethiopia

Burre (Eritrea)

Bus/light vehicles

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