The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that the final preparations of the initial phase to commence an e-visa service. The e-visa will come effect June 12.
Applicants will apply, pay and secure their visa online on a single web page. Once the application is approved, applications will receive an email authorising them to travel to Ethiopia and they will get their passport stamped with the visa upon arrival in Addis Ababa.
“The full commencement of the online Visa application and issuance system will promote tourism, trade and investment to the country. It will save time, energy and cost for travellers to Ethiopia in addition to the simplicity and convenience that it facilitates,” says Tewolde GebreMariam, ceo of Ethiopian Airlines.
“We are glad that we have been working together with Ethiopian Airlines for the effective implementation of e-visa facilities at Bole International Airport. Now international visitors to Ethiopia, from countries provisioned for visa upon arrival, will make use of this service. Moreover, we have set up separate counters to process the visas of travellers under electronic travel authorisation,” comments Gebreyohannes Teklu, director of the main department of the Immigration & Nationality Affairs.