Ethiopia’s visa on arrival to boost cross-border tourism, trade
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Ethiopia’s Visa on Arrival to Boost Cross-border Tourism, Trade

Ethiopia has launched visa on arrival service for all African travellers 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, and African Ambassadors residing in Addis Ababa, among others.

Addressing the gathering last Thursday, Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said, “It is truly an honour 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 African brothers and sisters and more importantly, visa online will greatly boost cross-border tourism, trade and investment, further deepening African integration.”

Throughout its 70 plus years of service, Ethiopian Airlines today Ethiopian serves 59 cities across the continent, commanding the lion’s share of the intra-African network.

Notably, 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.