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According to the SovSpot passport index, the Ethiopian passport currently ranks 98th. It allows visa-free travel to 45 countries. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Ethiopian passport holders in countries such as Ghana, Mauritius, Kenya, and Iran. Ethiopian people need a visa to travel to 184 countries across the world. China, Russia, the United States, and the whole European Union are among the countries that require a visa. Because of the hefty visa requirement, the mobility score is relatively low.

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Ethiopia Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Ethiopia passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Ethiopia passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Ethiopia passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 13 visa-free countries for Ethiopia passport holders, 31 visa-on-arrival countries for Ethiopia passport holders, and 1 eTA destination. Ethiopia passport holders can access a total of 45 countries without a visa, by visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the Ethiopia passport is ranked 98 in the world. In addition to these Ethiopia visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Ethiopia passport holders must also apply for a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 184 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

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