The Ethiopian government has scrapped visas-on-arrival for Nigerians with immediate effect.
In a statement on Tuesday, October 5, 2022, the Ethiopia government said travellers would need to obtain their visas at its embassy in Abuja before embarking on any trip to the country.
The development comes barely two weeks after Ethiopian Airlines emerged as the core investor in Nigeria Air – the country’s national carrier with 49 percent shareholding.
No reason was advanced for the momentous decision to cancel visa-on-arrival for the Nigerians.
“Please, be informed that effective immediately, no more visas on arrival for Nigerian citizens,” the statement reads in part.
The embassy said the new policy did not affect passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa.
“Passengers having a layover in Addis to travel the next morning 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,” it added.