Passport holders from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic (and Democratic Peoples Republic), Kuwait, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and US can obtain a visa on arrival for US$50 (one month) or $75(three months) and two passport photos. This is only available at Bole International Airport.
Visa on arrival information
Visas are required for all visitors to arriving by land to Ethiopia (with the exception of nationals of Djibouti, and Kenya) and are readily available from Ethiopian diplomatic missions abroad. Except in the case of a few nationals, passengers in transit in Ethiopia, holding confirmed onward bookings within 72 hours, can obtain transit visas.
People of Eritrean origin need to arrange a visa prior to arrival.
Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, DC
Ethiopian embassies and consulates