Requirements for Entry:
World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination.
Obtain your visa before traveling. Contact the Embassy of Ethiopia for the most current visa information. Apply for an eVisa on the website for the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs. Tourist visas are also available upon arrival at Bole International Airport, though not for U.S. citizens of Somali or Eritrean descent. Overseas inquiries should be made at the nearest Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate.
Foreign Currency Restrictions:
Visitors to Ethiopia may hold up to a maximum of 1,000 ETB per trip to and from Ethiopia. This limit is extended to 4,000 ETB for a person travelling to Djibouti.
Residents of Ethiopia must declare all foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of $1,000 when entering the country.
Nonresidents of Ethiopia must declare all foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of $3,000 when entering the country.
Residents of Ethiopia may not hold foreign currency for more than 30 days after declaring it. Nonresidents may hold foreign currency for the duration of their visa.
When departing Ethiopia, nonresidents carrying more than the equivalent of $3,000 in foreign currency and residents carrying any amount of foreign currency must produce a valid bank document or foreign currency customs declaration that is less than 30 days old.
Ivory, Animal Skins, Souvenirs, Precious Stones and Minerals, Antiques/Artifacts:
Travelers transporting ivory may be detained, imprisoned, or fined and the ivory may be confiscated.
Contact the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority. Souvenirs that are copies of antiques and religious artifacts require a proper receipt but still may be confiscated.
Export permits processed by the Export Section of the airport customs office are required for antiques, including religious artifacts, Ethiopian crosses, and animal skins and other wildlife parts. Contact the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority for a permit.
There are limits on the amount of precious stones and minerals that can be exported for personal use. Check with local authorities if in doubt.
See our Customs and Import Restrictions information sheet.
Laptop computers and video equipment other than for personal use must be declared upon arrival and departure.
Some recording devices may require special customs permits. If these items are being used for work, you should contact the Ethiopian Embassy or the Ethiopian Ministry of Communications before you travel.
The Embassy cannot assist with obtaining permits or the return of confiscated equipment.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Ethiopia. Please verify this with the Ethiopian Embassy before you travel.
Concierge Service partners you with a dedicated Specialist who will manage your request from start to finish, complete applications forms, review all materials during the process, ensure priority submission and keep you updated the whole time – beginning within two business hours of your request. Concierge Team members have years of experience and can make the complex easy for you.
Additional fees apply. View details
Are all of the requirements too complicated? Would you prefer a dedicated professional to take on your Passport and/or Visa order and work with you personally to simplify and streamline the process as much possible? If you have ever whispered to yourself, "I wish someone would just take care of this for me!", then your whispers are ready to be answered by our Concierge Team.
Concierge Service customers are connected with our Concierge Team who will assist you in:
- Filling out the application on your behalf
- Collecting the required documents
- Reviewing all of your applications and documents with you over the phone
- Assuring you are getting exactly the correct Passport and/or Visas that you need for your trip, exactly as fast as you need them, taking all of the guesswork out of the process for you.
To start your Concierge order, simply click "Yes, add Concierge Service", fill out the very simple form, and our Concierge Team will reach out to you within 3 business hours to get your Passport and/or Visa order started.
It’s that simple. Get our Concierge Team activated on your travel case today! TVP's Concierge Service is an extra level of customer service provided for clients who want personalized service when applying for a passport, visa or both. TVP’s Concierge Service is the extra care you’re looking for. TVP’s Concierge Service Fees are $199 per person for the first application and $99 for each additional destination or service. TVP’s Concierge Service does not include the costs of U.S. State Department Fees, Foreign Government Consular Fees, FedEx overnight shipping or TVP’s passport and/or visa processing services fees.
If you are not in a hurry or do not have proof of imminent travel or just want to avoid paying extra fees for your US Passport expediting, our “Do-It-Yourself” US Passport service is for you! It costs just $99/per applicant and includes:
Form-Fill Service: Your US Passport application will be error-free and conform to all official requirements;
Document Pre-Check Service: We will review your US Passport paperwork and make sure every last “i” is dotted and box is checked;
Appointment Set-up: We will set up US Passport appointment at your local USPS or other Acceptance Agent
Professional Consultation: Up to 15-min professional video/phone one-on-one consultation;
US Passport Expediting Checklist: We will email to you your own US Passport PDF checklist package.
To sign-up, please simply:
Under “description of service”, please notate “Do-It-Yourself US Passport Package” and pay $99
In support of the freedom fighters in Ukraine, Travel Visa Pro feels morally obligated not to process any Russia visas and Belarus visas until peace is restored. We choose to vote with humanity! Thank you, Travel Visa Pro.