Ethiopia has apparently rescinded the visa requirement for business travellers from Kenya. This happened last week on Tuesday. The Ethiopian embassy in Nairobi confirmed this and also shared that the business visa was as a result of an agreement between Kenya and Ethiopia.

The about turn by Ethiopia on business visas for Kenyans was first highlighted by Lamzana on Twitter.

The business visa for Kenyans was introduced in July but it had been a hush hush thing and it wasn’t even on their website.

Officials at the Kenyan foreign affairs ministry were apparently not aware of the existence of the visa and when they did they reached out to their counterparts in Ethiopia.