Nigerian govt sheds light on Ethiopia’s change of visa rules

The Federal Authorities on Thursday defined why the Ethiopian authorities modified its visa coverage.

The Horn of African nation on Tuesday introduced the suspension of its visa on arrival coverage.

In a press release issued on the matter, the Ethiopian Airways mentioned travellers from Nigeria are anticipated to acquire their visa on the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja earlier than touring.

Nonetheless, in a press release issued by the spokesperson for the Ministry of International Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, the federal authorities mentioned the Ethiopian authorities took the choice to be able to enhance safety across the nation’s borders.

The federal government added that the choice was not focused at Nigerians solely however to all non-resident foreigners getting into Ethiopia.

The federal authorities expressed hope that the coverage can be reviewed when the safety state of affairs within the Northern a part of the nation improves.

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The assertion learn: “The suspension applies to nationals of all international locations bearing Commonplace Passports, who search entry into Ethiopia and never particularly focused at Nigerians.

“The Ethiopian authorities have defined that the measure is geared toward higher border management of motion of individuals into Ethiopia in view of the continued armed battle within the Northern a part of the nation.

“Most of the people is invited to pay attention to the brand new visa regime of the Federal Authorities of Ethiopia and be guided accordingly.”

The federal authorities decried the angle of some Nigerians who proceed to remain in overseas international locations even when their visas had expired, and go forward to interact in unlawful actions.

“The actions of those few parts not solely tarnish the picture of the nation however restrict alternatives for well-meaning Nigerians exterior the nation.

“Such individuals are enjoined to show a brand new leaf and benefit from the chance offered by the Ethiopian Nationwide Safety Businesses to take part within the ongoing registration of undocumented migrants to keep away from an disagreeable state of affairs,” it added.

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