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Ethiopia visa requirements for Lesotho citizens

Do Lesotho citizens need a visa for Ethiopia?

Lesotho citizens can apply for a visa on arrival when travelling to Ethiopia. The visa is issued at the entry point of the country.

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Updated: 07/16/2024.

Entry requirements

visa on arrival

Purpose of travel


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Passport validity for travel to Ethiopia

Passport must be valid for 6 months on arrival.

Is it safe to travel to Ethiopia?

Ethiopia has a current risk level of 3.50 (out of 5). We highly recommend to reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 8 sources.

Safety index is provided by 07/15/2024.

Ethiopia customs rules

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 20 packs of cigarettes;
  • or 250 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over
  • 2 litres of alcohol for non-frequent travellers;
  • or 1 litre of alcohol for frequent travellers.

Cash limit

  • Visitors may enter with up to ETB200.
  • Any visitor importing more than US$3000 must declare it at the border.

Other Goods

  • 500mL perfume.
  • 100 grams of jewellery for non-frequent travellers, or 50 grams of jewellery for frequent travellers.
  • Spices and butter to a maximum of 5kg each.
  • Readymade clothes or garments such as shoes for personal use only.
Find more information on the customs regulations of Ethiopia page.

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