Ethiopia visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Ethiopian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Burkina Faso can visit Ethiopia with an e-visa or obtain a visa on arrival only at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • Burkina Faso nationals can obtain two types of e-visa. Burkinabe visiting on a single-entry visa can stay up to three months while visits on a multiple entry visa allow for six months visiting period. 
  • Citizens of Burkina Faso visiting Ethiopia can extend their visa at the head office of the main department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Addis Ababa in person.
  • Also, visitors will be required to provide a passport valid for six months from the arrival date in Ethiopia, with at least two blank pages.
  • Tourists are required to have a return or onward ticket, a copy of air ticket or itinerary, proof of sufficient funds to spend during their stay, preferably a bank statement.
  • Visitors from Burkina Faso below 18 years hoping to travel to Ethiopia must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian or apply for the unaccompanied minors form.
  • Tourists from Burkina Faso will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination. Visitors are advised to be vaccinated 10 days before entering Ethiopia.
  • Burkinabe visiting Ethiopia with pets must have an advanced authorization from the Ministry of Agriculture, a proof of current rabies vaccination and a health certificate that has been issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of transport. 
  • Nationals of Burkina Faso will be required to provide a confirmation of accommodation during the stay in Ethiopia, which can be a hotel reservation.
  • Visitors can get to Ethiopia from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Ethiopian Airways and Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Ethiopia.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is 7 hours.
  • The dominating religion in Ethiopia is Christianity with denominations like Abrahamic, Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay and Catholic. Aside from that, Islam and other indigenous religions are practised.
  • Ethiopian Birr (ETB) is the official currency used in Ethiopia. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Movement around in Ethiopia can be facilitated by buses, taxis, and trains.
  • The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic. However, Oromo is a more generally spoken language. Other languages spoken in the country include Arabic and English.
  • The climate in Ethiopia is mild and tropical, so it is relatively hot throughout the year. It is best to visit during the dry season which is between October and June.
  • Ethiopia uses the East Africa Time (GMT+3), which puts Ethiopia three ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $47 to spend on daily expenses while in Ethiopia.
  • Some delicacies enjoyed in Ethiopia include injera (sourdough flatbread), tibs (sautéed meat chunks), shiro be kibbe (legume stew), berbere (typical spice blend) and kitfo (Ethiopian beef tartare).
  • There are two associated power socket and plug types in Ethiopia, which are type C and F. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Ethiopia?

Generally, the best time to visit Ethiopia is between October and June, when it is the dry season. Rains tend to stop in early October, meaning afterwards the highlands are lush and green.

Is tap water safe in Addis Ababa?

The tap water is generally NOT safe to drink anywhere in Ethiopia. Tourists can buy bottled water at stores and supermarkets in the country.

Can a pregnant woman travel to Ethiopia?

Pregnant women can generally travel safely to Ethiopia with little preparation. But they are advised to avoid some destinations, especially those with a high risk of malaria.

What is the main religion in Ethiopia?

Religion in Ethiopia consists of a number of faiths. The most prominent is Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay, Catholic) totalling at 62.8% of the entire population, followed by Islam at 33.9 %. There is also a longstanding but small Jewish community.