Information Note for Participants

Thank you for confirming your participation in the upcoming Fourth Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24 – 29 March 2011. The venue of the meeting will be the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Headquarters.

  It is important to take note of the following information which will assist you in the planning and logistics of your travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Following an agreement reached between the Ethiopian Government and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, all participants attending meetings/seminars/workshops organized or co-organized in Addis Ababa by UNECA can obtain business visas on arrival at Bole International Airport. The Ethiopian Immigration Authority requires that the list with the names of all participants should be presented prior to their arrival and that the participants should carry with them and present to Immigration an official Letter of Invitation for this event.

 In order to assist participants in obtaining visas upon arrival, we need to receive the following particulars 5 working days in advance, i.e by 15 March 2011.

  • First name and Second name

  • Nationality

  • Flight details (arrival and departure)

            Please note that an Ethiopian visa costs $ 20.00 or EURO 17.00 per person and that payment must be made either in US Dollars or in EURO at the time of issuance. Holders of diplomatic and service passports as well as United Nations Laissez-Passer will receive visas free of charge. Bank receipts for money converted at the airport must be safely kept as they may be asked for on departure.