Ethiopia visa requirements for Thais

Travel and visa requirements

Ethiopian Visa is not required for Thais

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Ethiopia is located on the Eastern part of the African continent. The capital of the country is Addis Ababa.
  • Thailand citizens can get an e-visa or visa on arrival for visiting Ethiopia as a tourist. The maximum duration of stay is up to 90 days.
  • The required visa documents for Thailand citizens visiting Ethiopia are a valid passport for at least 6 months from the arrival date to Ethiopia, 
  • Ethiopia has more than 70% of Africa's mountains due to its high altitude. The citizens of Ethiopia are also famous for being great long-distance runners.
  • The official language spoken in Ethiopia is known as Amharic, the other languages spoken include English, Arabic, Italian and French.
  • The major religion practiced in Ethiopia is Christianity followed by Islam religion then there is a small community of Jewish.
  • The currency spent in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB).
  • Citizens of Thailand visiting Ethiopia are allowed to hold up to a maximum of 1,000 Ethiopian birrs per trip to and from Ethiopia but must declare all foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of $3,000 when entering the country.
  • 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).
  • Ethiopia does not observe the Daylight Saving Time but the Eastern Africa Time all year round and it is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
  • Ethiopia has a diverse climate that ranges from tropical savanna to the warm desert climate.
  • The vaccines required before visiting Ethiopia are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.
  • Ethiopia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
  • Among the top tourist places to visit in Ethiopia are Bale Mountains National Park Trekking, Blue Nile Falls and Portuguese Bridge, Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopian Traditional Houses, Gondar Castles.
  • The time difference between Thailand and Ethiopia is 4 hours. Thailand is ahead of Ethiopia.
  • Some of the operating airlines from Thailand to Ethiopia include Egypt Air, Oman Air, and Ethiopia Airways.
  • The average flight duration between Thailand and Ethiopia is 8 hours 1 minute and the distance is 6,592  Km.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which should I use in Ethiopia, cash or credit card?

Ethiopia is generally a cash-based society outside of the larger urban cities, only a few well-established hotels accept credit cards.

How much does it cost to get Ethiopia tourist visa?

The cost of Ethiopia tourist e-visa and visa on arrival is the same price, which cost $52 for 30 days validity and $72 for  90 days validity.

When is the best time to visit Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is considered a year-round destination because travelers can visit any time of the year. However, it is advised to avoid the rainy season from June to October in most parts of the country.

How long does it take to process Ethiopia tourist visa?

Applications are usually processed within 24 hours after the user submits their completed form and the supporting documentation required to process the visa properly.