How to Get a Transit Visa for Ethiopia

Ethiopia Transit Visa

Ethiopia Transit Visa

If you are heading through Ethiopia en route to somewhere else, you may need to get a Transit Visa.  There are single transit visas and double transit visas for Ethiopia.  I’ll explain how to get a Transit Visa below.

(Go to my Ethiopia visa page for information on other types of visas for Ethiopia.)

  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Ethiopia:  No (But read my recommendation below) 
    • I’ve gotten a visa on arrival at the airport in the past (as a tourist), but it can take a long time, and you might have to wait in some ridiculous lines.  Also, visas on arrival are not available at land ports of entry.  Your best bet in order to avoid any headaches is to get a visa before you go to Ethiopia.
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Ethiopia:
    • Check this page here to see if you can get a tourist visa on arrival.
Find your consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Ethiopian Embassy 

If you’re outside of the U.S.:  Click here.

Gather the required documents
  • You should definitely check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above to confirm what is required for you.  The Embassy of Ethiopia in London has a list of required documents here that will be pretty similar to the required documents that you will need no matter where you will be applying.
  • The most important thing is to make sure that you include a copy of the confirmed airline ticket to your onward destination.
Visa Fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
Submit your materials
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate and embassy to embassy, so you will need to check the submission instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

The Embassy or Consulate of Ethiopia will give to you your brand new Ethiopia visa.

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