Ethiopia international travel guide in 2023
Ethiopia is part of Africa with main city at Addis Ababa. It's usually 🌤️ 24.00 °C in Ethiopia with a rainfall of 🌧 34.11 mm. Internet speed in Ethiopia is on average 2.2 Mbps. In Ethiopia you drive on the right side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 92M people. The main currency is Ethiopian Birr. The languages spoken are Amharic. Automatic teller machines are rare in Ethiopia. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~24.00 °C 🌧 ~34.11 mm 👨👩👦👦 92M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Reconsider your need to travel
If you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently recovered you're not required to undertake testing for entry into Ethiopia. If you're not vaccinated you must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of flight departure, or an Ag-RDT negative test taken up to 24 hours before the flight (see 'Travel'). The security situation in Ethiopia remains uncertain. We advise that you ‘Do not travel’ to the Regional States of Tigray, bordering areas of Amhara and Afar States, Somali region and most international land borders. Our ability to provide consular assistance in ‘Do not travel’ areas across Ethiopia is extremely limited. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflicts in the north of the country and the risk of them spreading to new areas without warning. Other levels apply in some areas.
Ethiopia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Amharic
💱 Currencies Used
Ethiopia uses the Ethiopian birr (symbol: Br), code ETB.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 birrs. Birr is subdivided into 100 santims. Coins come in denominations of 1 birr and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 santims.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Ethiopia. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Ethiopia is on average 2.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ethiopia is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 423.98 ETB, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 1 telecoms: Ethio Telecom. Ethiopia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ethiopia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Ethiopia, dial +, then 251 (the country code for Ethiopia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Ethiopia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 11 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Ethiopia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways.
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It's important to consider getting travel medical insurance to ensure you're covered in case of unexpected medical emergencies. For just $42, you can get coverage for 4 weeks, providing peace of mind and financial protection while you're away from home.
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