The tourist visa policy for Ethiopia offers detailed information for Americans and all of the visa options they have to travel to Ethiopia. However, despite the fact that there are other options such as a visa on arrival or an embassy visa, the eVisa option is the most convenient application process for US citizens,
Obtaining an Ethiopian visa on arrival for US nationals involves waiting in long queues at the airport’s passport control. They will also have to carry all of their official documentation plus the amount of money in cash required to pay the visa processing fees.
Lastly, there is also a risk that the Ethiopian authorities may deny the visa on arrival to applicants, forcing them to return to the US on the first available flight.
The eVisa provides the peace of mind of having a visa approved before traveling. It also avoids the need to queue to apply on arrival. This allows the traveler to clear immigration much quicker, wasting less time at border control after the long journey.