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Foreigners wishing to visit Ethiopia can now apply for e-Visa online

by Milicent Atieno

Ethiopia is the oldest independent civilization in the entire African continent, and one of the oldest in the world. The country is endowed with natural beauty, historical sites, a wide variety of wild animals, and colorful and diverse cultural activities.

However, like any other country wishing to protect its people and resources, the process of getting Visa for foreigners is always cumbersome. No doubt it leads to the country losing out on some of the tourists who would have wanted to explore Ethiopia, but did not have the patience to go through the Visa application process.

In a move likely to make Visa application for foreigners easier, the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs in partnership with the Ethiopian Airlines (currently the fastest growing Airline in Africa) have launched an online Visa application program.

Foreigners wishing to visit Ethiopia can simply go only, apply for Visa and if approved they will get an authorization in their email to travel to the country. Upon arrival at Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, visitors will get a stamp on their passport once they touch down.

Tewolde GebreMariam, the Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines said, “To this effect, this project is part of a new national initiative to transform the tourism sector in the country. 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 travelers to Ethiopia in addition to the simplicity and convenience that it facilitates.”

The online Visa application (e-Visa) to Ethiopia went live on Monday, June 12, 2017. If you would like to visit Ethiopia, you can click here to apply for the e-Visa right now.

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