Visa & Immigration Requirements
All participants (except nationals of African countries) coming from countries in which there are Ethiopian embassies or consulates are strongly advised to obtain their Ethiopian visas prior to arrival in Ethiopia. For more details about this please refer to https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/ethiopia/passport-visa/
For participants who are not able to process their visas in advance, ECA will make a request for them to be given business visas upon arrival at Bole International Airport.
In order to assist participants in obtaining visas upon arrival, the Protocol, Visa and Liaison Services Unit of the Economic Commission for Africa needs to receive the following particulars at least five working days before arrival at Bole International Airport:
(1) Full name;
(3) Flight details (arrival and departure)
This information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org who will acknowledge upon receipt of information.
Participants requesting visas upon arrival should carry with them their personal official letters of invitation for the event, in order to show them to the immigration authorities at Bole International Airport.
Please note that an Ethiopian Conference Visa costs US$ 30.00, or the equivalent in euros, per person. Payment must be made in either US dollars or in euros at the time of issue.
For media representatives, the cost of a visa is US$ 40.00, or the equivalent in euros.
Holders of diplomatic and service passports and United Nations laissez-passers will receive visas free of charge.
Delegates must ensure to make accurate declarations of cash currencies and other items on Ethiopia’s declaration list in keeping with Ethiopian Immigration requirements.
Participants should be aware that in accordance with WHO directives and, the Ministry of Health, Ethiopia, participants may be required to undergo screening for the Ebola virus upon arrival at the airports.
Participants should ensure routine vaccinations are up to date. It is recommended that participants be vaccinated against, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
The government of Ethiopia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US – for complete list, see Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
It is further recommended that travelers take precautionary measures to avoid malaria.
For additional information, kindly refer to the website of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/ethiopia