Most visitors flying into Addis Ababa can either obtain an e-visa beforehand (www.evisa.gov.et) or acquire a one-month visa upon landing (US$50). If arriving by land, you must obtain a visa at an embassy in advance.
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The vast majority of travellers arrive in Ethiopia by air at Addis Ababa, but for those with time and a spirit of adventure it’s possible to enter Ethiopia overland via Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti and even Somaliland. There are no land or air links between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Borders with South Sudan and the rest of Somalia are either closed and/or dangerous.
Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Ethiopia is a huge place, and – due to the terrain, the distances and the condition of the roads – it can take a long time to get anywhere.