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Old Mar 28, 12, 10:06 am   #1
 
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Anyone flying Ethiopian with a stopover? [change(s) to visa of arrival procedures]

Ethiopia has just cancelled its visa on arrival programme! Watch out: Ethiopia has just cancelled its visa on arrival programme: http://www.passportstamp.com/content...mediate-effect (with not much notice!)
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Old Mar 29, 12, 10:26 pm   #2
 
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Ethiopia has just cancelled its visa on arrival programme! Watch out: Ethiopia has just cancelled its visa on arrival programme: http://www.passportstamp.com/content...mediate-effect (with not much notice!)
What about being able to procure a tourist visa at an Ethiopian embassy not in your country of residence? Will that still be possible?
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Old Apr 3, 12, 10:14 pm   #3
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Looks like it is not true:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-...frica/ethiopia
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Old Apr 4, 12, 7:04 am   #4
 
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The VOA is being canceled. It has not been officially announced yet.

Last week I called the embassy in Washington D.C. and was told that the VOA is being canceled. Right now I am in the process of procuring a 2 year multiple entry visa which is available for US citizens obtaining their visa in the US. Citizens of other countries with resident/work permits may obtain a 3 month multiple entry visa from the embassy.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 10:37 am   #5
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The VOA is being canceled. It has not been officially announced yet.

Last week I called the embassy in Washington D.C. and was told that the VOA is being canceled. Right now I am in the process of procuring a 2 year multiple entry visa which is available for US citizens obtaining their visa in the US. Citizens of other countries with resident/work permits may obtain a 3 month multiple entry visa from the embassy.
I called the LAX consulate and at first the agent said one can get the visa on the airport but when I mentioned internet rumours she put me on hold and came back to said that it is better to get it before departure. She sounded unsure. I looked at the DC and UK websites and the VOA facility is still listed with no mention of cancellation.

I tried calling the DC embassy and nobody picked up. My parents have already left for India and will be transiting ADD on the return.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 11:50 am   #6
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Tried the DC embassy and the pre-recorded message says VOA is available.
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Old Apr 6, 12, 9:59 am   #7
 
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The VOA is being canceled. It has not been officially announced yet.

Last week I called the embassy in Washington D.C. and was told that the VOA is being canceled. Right now I am in the process of procuring a 2 year multiple entry visa which is available for US citizens obtaining their visa in the US. Citizens of other countries with resident/work permits may obtain a 3 month multiple entry visa from the embassy.
Looks like the directive to eliminate VOA has been called off for now:

http://bradtethiopiaupdate.wordpress...ill-available/
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Old May 4, 12, 7:49 am   #8
 
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Visa on Arrival

Well, I was in Ethiopia last week (23-25 April) and visa on arrival was working as usual. No idea what triggered those rumours, but at least for now that is all they are..
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Does anyone have an update on this? I have a trip coming up with a long layover (15 hours) in ADD and would like to leave the airport if possible.
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It's fine. Still available for those for whom it was always available.
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Citizens of the following countries are eligible for visa-on-arrival :

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea (South Korea), the Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
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Got one 5 days ago. Very easy process.
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Does anyone have an update on this? I have a trip coming up with a long layover (15 hours) in ADD and would like to leave the airport if possible.
Update from Dec 2012: As all of you mentioned, this was a quick and painless process.

As soon as I landed, I proceeded to the ET counter. They simply scanned my boarding pass and then gave me a hotel voucher and a small laminated card that said something like "transit visa". When I got to passport control, I simply handed over my passport and the card to the officer. He took the card, stamped my passport with an entry stamp and handed it back to me.
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Old Jan 9, 13, 9:13 am   #15
 
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Didn't you have to fill out an arrivals card as well?
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