Ethiopia visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Ethiopian Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Madagascar can travel to Ethiopia by either applying for an e-visa or obtaining a visa on arrival only at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • There are two different types of e-visa to be purchased. Nationals of Madagascar visiting on a single-entry visa can stay up to three months while those visiting on a multiple entry visa allow for six months visiting period. 
  • Intending visitors will also be required to have a passport valid for six months from the arrival date in Ethiopia, with at least two blank pages.
  • Travellers from Madagascar 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.
  • Malagasy minors travelling to Ethiopia must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian or apply for the unaccompanied minors form.
  • Visitors to 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. 
  • The importation of Firearms and bullets. An Import license is needed for the importation hunting guns.
  • Tourists travelling from Madagascar are also required to show evidence of yellow fever vaccination. Visitors are however advised to be vaccinated for common illness 10 days before entering Ethiopia.
  • Malagasies will be required to show evidence of accommodation during the stay in Ethiopia, which can be a hotel reservation or an invitation from a host already in the country.
  • Visitors can get to Ethiopia from any international airport in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Ethiopian Airways, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius and Air Austral are some of the only carriers that fly from Madagascar to Ethiopia.
  • The estimated flight time from Antananarivo to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is 4 hours, 40 minutes, and from Toamasina, it is 17 hours, 50 minutes.
  • The Predominant religion in Ethiopia is Christianity with denominations like Abrahamic, Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay and Catholic. Aside from that, Islam and other indigenous religions are practised.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ethiopia uses the East Africa Time (GMT+3). Both countries are in the same timezone.
  • 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).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ethiopia safe for visitors?

Ethiopia is a relatively safe country to visit. Tourists should understand that not all of Ethiopia is safe and that larger cities see higher rates of crime. That being said, there are many places in Ethiopia that are very safe.

What is the most practiced religion in Ecuador?

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.

Is the tap water in Ethiopia safe for consumption?

Several reports have shown that the tap water in Ecuador is not safe for foreigners to drink. Much of the water in Ecuador has not been purified. Tourists can purchase bottled water at stores and supermarkets in the country.

When is it best to travel to Ecuador for a visit?

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.