Ethiopia visa requirements for Tunisians

Travel and visa requirements

Ethiopian Visa is not required for Tunisians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nationals of Tunisia can travel to Ethiopia with an e-visa or obtain a visa on arrival only at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • The type of e-visa which can be obtained by visitors varies. Tunisians 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. 
  • Also, tourist will be required to provide a passport valid for six months from the arrival date in Ethiopia, with at least two blank pages.
  • Visitors 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.
  • Tourists from Tunisia below the age of 18 hoping to travel to Ethiopia must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian or apply for the unaccompanied minors form.
  • Nationals of Tunisia are required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination. Visitors are however advised to be vaccinated for common illness 10 days before entering Ethiopia.
  • Citizens of Tunisia 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. 
  • Tourists will be required to provide a confirmation of accommodation during the stay in Ethiopia.
  • Visitors can get to Ethiopia from any international airport in Tunisia. There are international airports in Tunis and Sfax.
  • Ethiopian Airways, Turkish Airlines and Air France are some of the only carriers that fly from Tunisia to Ethiopia.
  • The estimated flight time from Tunis to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is 10 hours, 30 minutes and from Sfax, it is 17 hours, 50 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 two hours ahead of Tunisia.
  • 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 tourists?

Violent crime in Ethiopia is fortunately rare, particularly where visitors are concerned. However, petty theft is very common. Ethiopia is very safe compared to many other African countries.

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.

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.

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.