Ethiopia launches visa online and visa-on-arrival service for all African travelers
Ethiopia has launched visa on arrival service for all African travelers as of November 1, 2018. The service was launched at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in the presence of the African Union Commission Chairperson, Ethiopian high government officials, African Ambassadors residing in Addis Ababa, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, invited guests and media.
Addressing the gathering, Ethiopian Group CEO Mr Tewolde Gebremariam said, “It is truly an honor and a special privilege to witness this historical and truly inspirational day. Ethiopian Airlines has been brining Africa together and closer to the world for over 7 decades. Today, Ethiopian flies to 60 African destinations and connects the continent to over 50 major international cities in 5 continents. Visa on arrival for fellow Africans and more importantly, visa online will greatly boost cross-border tourism, trade and investment, further deepening African integration.”
Today Ethiopian serves 59 cities across the African continent, commanding the lion’s share of the intra-African network.
It is to be recalled that the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, launched an e-visa service for all international visitors to Ethiopia in June.