Travel to Ethiopia

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Ethiopia has joined the list of countries that have introduced travel restrictions that affect who can enter the region. The temporary entry restrictions are intended to help contain the virus and stop it from spreading. See below the measures Ethiopia has taken to control the COVID-19 outbreak and flatten the […]

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As Ethiopia’s main aviation hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA: ADD, ICAO: HAAB) is the first port of call for the majority of overseas visitors. Addis Ababa Airport is situated just under 4 miles (6km) from the city center, in the Bole area. It serves the Ethiopian capital and surrounding area and is well […]

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Getting around Ethiopia by car is a popular option amongst tourists who want to see as much of the country as possible. From the nation’s beautiful natural landscapes, vibrant cities and interesting architecture, there is a great deal to see and do whilst on vacation in Ethiopia, and traveling by car is one of the […]

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The birr (ETB) is the official currency of Ethiopia. One, 5, 10, 50 and 100 birr notes are in circulation, however, the 1 birr note is becoming increasingly less common as it is replaced by a coin. Although many major towns and cities now have ATMs, tourists should bring currency to exchange in case cash […]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali jointly announced that officials and diplomats of both states will be respectively granted visa-free travel. This bilateral agreement between the countries simplifies travel for holders of Diplomatic Official and Service passports from both nations. The document was presented during an official visit by […]

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A large number of tourists visit Africa to volunteer abroad and Ethiopia especially offers many wonderful opportunities to offer support to local communities and learn more about the national culture. For those eager to try volunteering in Ethiopia there are a few matters to take into consideration before traveling. From Ethiopian visas to vaccinations and […]

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The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the 26th largest country in the world, taking up a big portion of the African Horn. It’s bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the southeast, Kenya to the south, and Sudan to the west.  Over 102 million people live here and therefore, […]

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Ethiopia has land borders with 7 countries: Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Eritrea, Sudan, and South Sudan. Visas will not be issued at any of these borders and so it is essential that you obtain a visa to Ethiopia before embarking on your border crossing. Since 2017, Ethiopia is offering nationals of all countries the Ethiopia […]

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Many people travel to Ethiopia to explore the vast landscape, ancient culture, and natural wonders and wildlife. In order to travel to Ethiopia, it’s important to check what documents you need to travel to Ethiopia. Depending on your nationality, it might be necessary to apply for a visa. If this is the case, before applying […]

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