Ethopia Practical Information

Passport
Any traveller wishing to visit Ethiopia needs a passport valid for 6 months as of the date of entry to Ethiopia and have at least two blank pages left. Access to Ethiopia requires a visa obtained on a passport valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the local representation closest to your place of residence.

Health
No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
To drive in Ethiopia, foreign visitors must obtain a temporary Ethiopian driving license even if they have International driving permits.

Jet lag
Ethiopia Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Ethiopia is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT).

Currency
Ethiopia uses the Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
1 Euro (€) = 43.338 ETB
1 Dollar (USD) = 36.560 ETB

Electricity

220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More Info here.

Languages
Amharic is the official language in Ethiopia. English is also widely spoken as it is taught in schools.

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