Ethiopia visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Ethiopian Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cameroon citizens can get visas on arrival for travelling to Ethiopia as tourists and the maximum duration of stay is 90 days.
  • An electronic visa is also available for the aforementioned period of time.
  • Visitors are required to possess one copy of a filled visa application form.
  • The passport photographs of visitors must have been taken for at least 6 months with one copy of a recent photograph of size 37mmX37mm upon arrival.
  • Departure tax would be levied on visitors leaving the country or staying beyond the duration of stay.
  • Standard travel documents like passport or national ID card will generally be sufficient to visit Ethiopia.
  • For Ethiopia, there are two associated plug types, types C and F. The country operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
  • Ethiopia's time zone is East Africa Time (GMT+3) therefore, Ethiopia is 2 hours ahead of Cameroon.
  • Travellers from one year and above are required to show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • If you plan to work, study, volunteer, or conduct business in Bolivia, you must apply for a separate visa (Specific Purpose Visa).
  • Visitors are only allowed to hold one litre of alcoholic drinks, two bottles or half a litre of perfume, half a pound of tobacco, 100 cigarettes or 50 cigars for adults only, souvenirs up to a value of ETB 10 on entry.
  • Visitors are allowed to hold goods bought in Ethiopia up to a value of ETP 500 at departure. 
  • Visitors are required to hold animal hides and skins and any type of antiques such as swords, bibles provide they have a certificate of export for such goods.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a certificate of good health issued by a veterinarian in the home country.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is 4 hours, 18 minutes.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Visitors are allowed to hold local currency up to ETP 100 per person, but there are no restrictions on importing foreign currencies provided the imported sums are declared to the customs on arrival. Foreign currency may be exchanged only through authorized banks and organizations.
  • Visitors are allowed to export local currency provided the visitor has a re-entry permit up to ETB 100 per person and they are allowed to export foreign currencies up to the amounts imported and declared.
  • Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent.
  • The nation is a land of natural contrasts, with its vast fertile west, its forests, and numerous rivers, and the world's hottest settlement of Dallol in its north. 
  • Ethiopia uses the ancient Ge’ez script, which is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world.
  • The country uses the Ethiopian calendar, which is approximately seven years and three months behind the Gregorian calendar.
  •  Ethiopia is a multilingual nation with around 80 ethnolinguistic groups, the four largest of which are the Oromo, Amhara, Somali and Tigrayans.
  •  The skull of the hominid (ancestors of the homo Erectus) is said to have been discovered in Ethiopia by Tim D. White. The most well known hominid discovery is Australopithecus afarensis.
  • The predominant climate type is tropical monsoon, with a wide topographic-induced variation. 
  • Ethiopia is a global centre of avian diversity. To date, more than 856 bird species have been recorded in Ethiopia, twenty of which are endemic to the country.
  • Agriculture constitutes around 85% of the labour force. However, the service sector represents the largest portion of the economy.
  • English and Italian are the most widely spoken foreign language, and is the medium of instruction in secondary schools although, most people in the country speak Afroasiatic languages of the Cushitic or Semitic branches.
  • The Ethiopian empire was one of the first in the world to officially adopt Christianity as the state religion.
  • The best-known Ethiopian cuisine consists of various types of thick meat stews, known as wat in Ethiopian culture, and vegetable side dishes served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread made of teff flour.
  • Almost universally in Ethiopia, it is common to eat from the same dish in the centre of the table with a group of people. It is also a common custom to feed others in your group with your own hands.
  • Traditional Ethiopian cuisine employs no pork or shellfish of any kind, as they are forbidden in the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ethiopia best known for?

More than 70% of Africa's mountains are found in Ethiopia and Ethiopians are famous for being great long-distance runners. Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa has an altitude of 2,355m (7,726 ft), making it the 3rd highest capital city in the world. It is also the diplomatic capital of Africa.

Is Ethiopia a poor or rich country?

Ethiopia is the third poorest country in the world. Its annual GDP per capita is only about $650 and more than 50% of the population lived below the global poverty line, the highest poverty rate in the world.

Is Ethiopia a safe country?

Travelers are expected to exercise increased caution when visiting Ethiopia due to sporadic civil unrest and communications disruptions.

Is Ethiopia a democratic country?

The government of Ethiopia is structured in the form of a federal parliamentary republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government. The president of Ethiopia is elected by the House of Peoples' Representatives for a six-year term and the prime minister is chosen by the parliament.

Is Ethiopia the oldest country in the world?

Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its second-largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonised.

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