This is a good news for travellers, especially tourists. Ethiopia will begin to issue visa on arrival to all Africans starting November 9, 2018.
This development was made known by Fitsum Arega, chief of staff at the Ethiopian Prime Minister Office, on Friday.
According to Arega, the visa-on-arrival policy for fellow African visitors is in line with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's vision of a closer and full integration in the continent.
"Consistent with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's vision of a closer and full regional integration in Africa, where minds are open to ideas and markets are open to trade, Ethiopia will start on arrival visa to all Africans starting from Nov. 9, 2018," Arega said.
Ethiopia hopes the visa-on-arrival initiative would facilitate the economic integration of Africa by pushing tourist flow to a higher level and help advance conference tourism.