Ethiopia visa requirements for Filipinos
Travel and visa requirements
Ethiopian Visa is not required for Filipinos
Stay Duration: 30 days
- Philippine nationals visiting Ethiopia should apply for the Ethiopian e-visa.
- The duration of stay issued on the Ethiopian e-visa varies; with the least days being 30 days of stay.
- Visitors who applied for this Ethiopian e-visa are required to possess one copy of a filled visa application form when coming into the country.
- Passports of Philippine citizens entering Ethiopia must be valid for at least 6 months and must possess a minimum of 2 blanked pages for entry and exit stamps.
- The passport photograph of visitors is required to be with a recent photograph with a size of 37mmX37mm.
- Departure tax would be levied on visitors staying beyond the duration of stay and leaving the country.
- Standard travel documents like passport or a national ID card will generally be required from visitors to visit Ethiopia.
- No airport ax is levied on travelers either on your arrival or departure at the country's airports.
- Ethiopia time zone is East Africa Time (GMT+3) therefore, the Philippines is 5 hours ahead of Ethiopia.
- Estimated time to travel by air to Ethiopia from the Philippines is 14 hours.
- Airlines operating between the two countries are Ethiopian, Jetstar, THAI, Philippine Airlines and Saudi Airlines. NOTE: These airlines might be traveling to either of the two countries through other countries' airports.
- Ethiopian telephone line's code is (+251) available for both national and international communications.
- The national currency used in the country is Ethiopian Birr(ETB).
- Foreigners age ranging from one year and above are required to show proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination.
- Visitors are allowed to travel with them, goods bought in Ethiopia up to a value of 500 Ethiopian ETP at their departure.
- Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued by a competent veterinarian in the home country.
- 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 or other financial institutions within the country.
- Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria.
- 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.
- 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 center 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 is the most widely spoken foreign languages in the country, 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.
- Ethiopians popularly eat from the same dish in the center of the table with a group of people and it widely culturally acceptable 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.
- Ethiopia and Liberia are the only countries in Africa that are not colonized in the African continent.
- For Ethiopia, there are two associated plug types, types C and F. The country operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz. You are advised to travel with your electronic adapter when you are travelling to the country should your electronic gadgets above the above Voltage and/or Hertz.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where was the skull of the Hominid found?
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.
Is Ethiopia the most populous country in Africa?
Ethiopia is not the most populous country in Africa. Rather, it is the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria which is the most populous with over 200 million population as of 2019. Ethiopia is known as the most populous landlocked country in the world.
What sector of the economy dominates the Ethiopian economy?
Agriculture constitutes around 85% of the labour force. However, the service sector represents the largest portion of the economy.