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09 Oct 2018 | 10:16 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Government eases visa process for Africans

Ethiopia News Alert

Ethiopian government implements new measures to ease visa process for Africans beginning mid-October

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Ethiopia

Event

The president of Ethiopia announced on Monday, October 8, that new measures would soon be introduced to ease the visa process for Africans traveling to the country for business or tourism. Starting from mid-October, Africans from throughout the continent will no longer have to request a visa prior to their departure; they will be able to obtain one upon arrival. However, the exact date for the implementation of the new scheme has not yet been confirmed.

Context

These measures are part of an action plan aimed at encouraging business and boosting tourism.

Advice

Travelers are advised to contact their nearest Ethiopian consulate for more information.

 

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