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COVID-19 - Information about Consular and Visa Services



COVID-19 - Information about Consular and Visa Services

Consular Services

We would like to inform that due to the recent restrictions imposed by the rapid evolution of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic, the Consular Chancery of the Embassy of Italy in Ethiopia starting from March 19 only provides urgent services for Italian citizens, such as:

  • Passport issuance
  • issue of the Emergency Travel Document (ETD)
  • operational assistance limited to emergencies

In order to facilitate assistance, please contact the Consular Chancellery to schedule an appointment:

Italian Embassy Switchboard: +251 111235684

telephone to be contacted in case of emergencies: +251 911247513



Visa Services

We would like to inform that the Ordinance of the Italian Ministry of Health of 30 June has reconfirmed that until further notice, travellers from certain non-EU countries, including Ethiopia, Djibouti and South Sudan, will not be allowed to enter the EU+ (Schengen Area and other European countries) from the external borders. The restrictions do not apply to certain categories of applicants. For a summary of the categories of applicants for which it is currently possible to issue an entry visa to Italy, and for an overview of the applicable quarantine regimes, please refer to the dedicated Focus.

Until further notice, the Visa Office will reduce its activities in order to guarantee the service exclusively to the above-mentioned categories of public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM.

Please also note that until further notice the VFS Global Visa Application Centre will not receive visa applications.