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Ethiopia Ban Visa-on-Arrival for Nigerians

The announcement by Ethiopia's foreign minister indicates that the country scrap Visa-on-Arrival for Nigerians, this will make the reality of entering the country more difficult for both business and leisure travel.

Ethiopia’s government has suspended the Visa on arrival for Nigerians, and 41 other countries.

 

Ethiopia’s government has suspended the Visa on arrival for Nigerians, and 41 other country’s.

Ethiopian Airlines has just bought a 49 percent ownership stake in the company behind Nigeria’s only all-jet carrier, Nigerian Air.

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, advised Nigerian airlines to also request landing rights in countries they fly to as a way to reduce the pressure and demand for foreign exchange.

The ban on Ethiopian Airlines contradicts both countries’ reciprocal BASA agreements.

The circular says Nigerian citizens need to get a visa before going on their trip, but Ethiopian Airlines will do it for them.

According to the statement, effective immediately, Nigerian citizens are unable to obtain visas on arrival at Ethiopian airports. This new policy only applies if you’re traveling from Nigeria. To avoid this issue, it’s better to get your visa in advance by visiting the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja.

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Passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa are not affected by the ban. Passengers with a layover in Addis to travel the next morning to Zanzibar, Seycheles, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare, Cape Town, Etc are not affected by the ban and do not need transit visas for their trips.

“Welcome to Ethiopian Airline.”

The country of Ethiopia has discontinued the Visa on Arrival process for 42 other countries. Many of those countries are African and South American.

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Ethiopia’s government has suspended the Visa on arrival for Nigerians, and 41 other country’s.

Ethiopian Airlines has just bought a 49 percent ownership stake in the company behind Nigeria’s only all-jet carrier, Nigerian Air.

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, advised Nigerian airlines to also request landing rights in countries they fly to as a way to reduce the pressure and demand for foreign exchange.

The ban on Ethiopian Airlines contradicts both countries’ reciprocal BASA agreements.

The circular says Nigerian citizens need to get a visa before going on their trip, but Ethiopian Airlines will do it for them.

According to the statement, effective immediately, Nigerian citizens are unable to obtain visas on arrival at Ethiopian airports. This new policy only applies if you’re traveling from Nigeria. To avoid this issue, it’s better to get your visa in advance by visiting the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja.

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Passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa are not affected by the ban. Passengers with a layover in Addis to travel the next morning to Zanzibar, Seycheles, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare, Cape Town, Etc are not affected by the ban and do not need transit visas for their trips.

“Welcome to Ethiopian Airline.”

The country of Ethiopia has discontinued the Visa on Arrival process for 42 other countries. Many of those countries are African and South American.

 

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