HeadlineEthiopia Scraps Visa-On-Arrival For Nigerian Travellers

Ethiopia Scraps Visa-On-Arrival For Nigerian Travellers


October 5, (THEWILL) – East African country popularly known as the horn of Africa, Ethiopia, has scrapped Visa-on-arrival for Nigerians, who may want to travel to that country.

Ethiopian Airlines was recently made 49% majority stakeholder in the Nigeria Air project. It is, however, not clear if the new development has any connection with the development.

In the same vein, Ethiopia had equally scrapped Visa-on-Arrival for 42 other countries, many of which are African and South American countries.


A circular from Ethiopian Airlines titled: “No More Visa on Arrival for Nigerian Citizens”, stated that passengers from the West African country must obtain visas from the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja, before embarking on the trip.

The statement in the circular made available to THEWILL reads, “Please be informed that effective immediately, No More Visa on Arrival For Nigerian Citizens. Before travelling, passengers are to obtain their visas at the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja.

“Please note that the ban does not affect passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa. E.g. Passengers having a layover in Addis to travel the following day to Zanzibar, Seychelles, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare, Cape Town, Etc are not affected by the ban and do not need a transit visa for their trips.

“Thank you for choosing Ethiopian Airlines.”

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