The Ethiopian government via its Embassy on Tuesday, has banned Visa on arrival for all travellers from Nigeria and 42 other countries. The Government issued a release with the information that those travelling to Ethiopia, moving forward, are to book their visa at the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja or apply online to get a confirmation via the website, before making the trip. However, there is an exemption for passengers that are having layover in Addis Ababa, to travel the next morning to nearby locations like Cape Town, Zanzibar, Harare, and others. Such are not affected by this ban; they do not require visa for such trips.
The statement read: “Please be informed that effective immediate No More Visa on Arrival For Nigerian Citizens. Passengers are to obtain their Visa at Ethiopian Embassey in Abuja before traveling. Please note that: Passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa are not affected by the ban. E.g. Passengers having layover in Addis to travel the next morning to Zanzibar, Seycheles, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare, Cape Town, Etc are not affected by the ban and do not need transit visa for their trips. Thank you for choosing Ethiopian Airlines.”
The affected countries are countries in Africa and South America,