Ethiopian Airlines will start helping Chinese travelers move easier across Africa

Ethiopian Airlines will start helping Chinese travelers move easier across Africa

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Beginning in 2019, Africa’s No.1 airline will set up a hub that will allow travelers from China to apply for visas to 35 African countries, the airline’s chief Tewolde Gebremariam told Chinese news agency Xinhua.

The scheme is aimed at reducing the process of application especially for citizens who have to travel to embassies located in the capital, Beijing. Chinese passport holders can get visas on arrival in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. “The visa scheme will facilitate easier air travel for Chinese experts and business people and reduces their financial cost,” Tewolde said, adding that “we are very excited about it.”