Ethiopian passport

Ethiopian passport
Image of a current Ethiopian passport
Issued by  Ethiopia
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Ethiopian citizenship

The Ethiopian passport is a travel document issued to citizens of Ethiopia for international travel. The document is a biometric machine-readable passport with a burgundy cover with the text "Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia" above the coat of arms, and the text "passport" below it in English and Amharic.[1] The passport is valid for 5 years and contains 32 pages.

New passport requirements

Ethiopian citizens may obtain passports at locations designated by the government.

Visa requirements

As of 1 January 2017, Ethiopian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 37 countries and territories, ranking the Ethiopian passport 96th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Kosovan, Lebanese and South Sudanese passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[2]

See also


  1. "Ethiopian passport on PRADO". Council of the European Union. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  2. "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
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