Ethiopia has stopped issuing visa-on-arrival for Nigerian citizens. In a circular by Ethiopian Airlines to passengers on Tuesday, the airline stated that effective immediately, there will be no more visas on arrival for Nigerian citizens.
Diplomatic sources say this might not be unconnected with increasing drug trafficking by Nigerians via Ethiopian Airlines. Recall that Dubai has also slammed stringent conditions on Visa for Nigerians,especially for persons below the age of 40years.
The east African country stated that travellers are to obtain their visa at the Ethiopian embassy in Abuja before travelling.
“Passengers transiting overnight in Addis Ababa are not affected by the ban. E.g. 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,” the airline stated.