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Ethiopia international travel guide

Landscape view of Ethiopia

Ethiopia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή

Ethiopia is part of Africa with main city at Addis Ababa. It's usually 🌀️ 21.73 °C in Ethiopia with a rainfall of 🌧 7.12 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.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~21.73 Β°C Β  🌧 ~7.12 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 92M people
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel
Violence has continued to escalate and conflict has spread in the northern regions of Ethiopia. The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains 'do not travel' (level 4 of 4) due to ongoing armed clashes and deadly violence. Commercial flights are suspended, land borders are closed and communications networks are disrupted. If you’re staying in Tigray, shelter in place, monitor the media and follow instructions issued by the authorities. The Government of Ethiopia has temporarily ceased issuing visas on arrival and e-visas. You'll need a combination of evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from the illness or an electronic COVID-19 test certificate to enter, depart or transit through Ethiopia (see 'Travel'). We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia due to ongoing civil unrest, armed conflicts in the north of the country and the risk of them spreading to new areas without warning.
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Weather

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General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Ethiopia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Amharic
Money

πŸ’± 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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.
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Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Ethiopia is on average 2.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ethiopia is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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 .
Driving

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

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112
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Fire department
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Useful Information
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