Ethiopian Embassy suspends issuing visa-on-arrival to Nigerians

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Ethiopian Embassy in Nigeria has suspended its Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) policy to Nigerians travelling to the East African country with immediate effect.

According to the Ethiopian Mission in the country, Nigerian passengers will now be expected to obtain their entry visa at the embassy in Abuja ahead of any planned visit to the country.

The new policy is contained in a release issued by the embassy on Tuesday.

The embassy, however, noted that passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa are exempted from the ban.

“Passengers having a layover in Addis Ababa 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,” the statement read.

Official reason for the suspension of the VOA policy to Nigerians was not explained in the statement.

Only recently, the Ethiopian Airlines emerged the preferred bidder for the proposed Nigeria Air national carrier, with the single largest private majority share stake.

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