CCAFS-ILRI Workshop on Communications and Social Learning in Climate Change

8-10 May 2012
Addis Ababa

Logistics




The workshop will be held at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa.

All external participants are booked into an ILRI hostel room, (bed and breakfast). The workshop provides lunches and breaks for 3 days.



VISA Information


The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Protocol Directorate office in conjunction with the Ethiopian Immigration Authority has issued visa regulations regarding obtaining visas at the airport. Nationals of the following countries are able to obtain a TOURIST visa on arrival at the airport (which costs USD 20.00)

List of countries
Argentina

Greece

Norway
Australia

India

Poland
Austria

Ireland

Russian Federation
Belgium

Israel

South Africa
Brazil

Italy

Spain
Canada

Japan

Switzerland
China

Korea Republic

Sweden
Czech Republic

Kuwait

Portugal
Denmark

Luxemburg

North Korea
Finland

Mexico

Slovakia
France

Netherlands

United Kingdom
Germany

New Zealand

United States of America


As per these regulations a tourist visa is appropriate only if the purpose of entry is touristic. Visitors coming to Ethiopia to attend a meeting are considered to be on official duty and therefore recommended to obtain a business visa.
Ways of obtaining a business visa for Ethiopia;

  1. If origin of a traveler is a country where there is an Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate, the traveler is able to get a business visa prior to departure. This requires an invitation/ facilitation letter with a completed application for a business visa which must be submitted to the Ethiopian Embassy/consulate one week prior to travel; and
  2. If origin of a traveler is a country where there is no Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate; the traveler should send a scanned passport copy (the page that shows photo, passport number and full name) to ILRI who will process the application with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and send you the visa reference document. You need to initiate this process at least one week ahead of your travel date;

Please contact Tibebe GebreAmlak,National Liaison Officer t.gebreamlak@cgiar.org or Abeba Asmelash, a.asmelash@cgiar.org if you require further assistance.