Ethiopia avails visa on arrival to all African travelers. The service was launched on Thursday at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission.
In attendance were the African Union Commission Chairperson, Ethiopian high government officials, African Ambassadors residing in Addis Ababa, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, invited guests and media.
“It is truly an honor and a special privilege to witness this historical and truly inspirational day,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Group,addressing the gathering.
“Ethiopian Airlines has been brining Africa together and closer to the world for over 7 decades. Today, Ethiopian flies to 60 African destinations and connects the continent to over 50 major international cities in 5 continents. Visa on arrival for fellow African brothers and sisters and more importantly, visa online will greatly boost cross-border tourism, trade and investment, further deepening African integration,” he said.
Throughout its seventy plus years of service, the pan-African carrier Ethiopian Airlines has been bringing Africa together and closer to the world.
“Thanks to its unwavering commitments and efforts to bridge the air connectivity vacuum in the African skies, today Ethiopian serves 59 cities across the continent, commanding the lion’s share of the intra-African network,” Mr. Tewolde said.
It is to be recalled that the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, launched an e-visa service for all international visitors to Ethiopia in June.