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How do I obtain an entry visa to Ethiopia?

Visas are required for all participants traveling to Ethiopia, except for nationals of Djibouti and Kenya. Participants from countries that have Ethiopian Diplomatic Missions are required by the Ethiopian immigration authorities to secure their visas from those missions before departure. These include holders of diplomatic and service passports as well as United Nations Laissez-Passer. If your country does not have an Ethiopian Diplomatic Mission, ACPF will assist you in obtaining a visa upon arrival. Please send your complete passport details and flight information to Ms. Eskedar Beyene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You should request visa assistance from ACPF well in advance (before 15 October 2016).

Please note that an Ethiopian visa costs US$60 per person and payment must be made at the time of issue upon arrival at the airport. Holders of diplomatic and service passports as well as United Nations Laissez-Passer will receive visas gratis. Expenses incurred in connection with visa requirements are paid in US Dollars.  No other currency is accepted.  Bank receipts for money changed at the airport must be kept securely as they may be asked for upon departure.

Where do you advise me to stay while coming to Ethiopia to attend the conference?

Please consult the recommended list of hotels below.

Debredamo Hotel

Elilly International hotel

Eliana Hotel

Golden Tulip Addis Ababa Hotel

Getfam Hotel 

Harmony Hotel

Hilton Addis Ababa

Intercontinental Addis

Kaleb Hotel

Radisson Blu

Sheraton Addis

Saro-Maria Hotel

How do I get to the hotel?

Shuttle service may be provided depending on the booking made with the hotel of choice.

Is the conference venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes it is.

Will meals be provided at the conference?

Yes. Lunch and refreshments will be served at the conference center during the conference.