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Ethiopia international travel guide

Landscape view of Ethiopia


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 Do not 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


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

A State of Emergency is in place in Ethiopia. Restrictions apply to all social, political or religious gatherings, as well as to the number of people allowed in vehicles and on public transport. You must wear a mask when accessing services such as banks and shops. Restrictions can change at short notice. Monitor local media and follow authorities' advice. You may be fined or imprisoned if you violate State of Emergency regulations. Land borders are closed. Ethiopian Airlines continues to operate flights to limited destinations. If you plan to depart or transit Ethiopia, do so as soon as possible as departure flights are rapidly decreasing. Check with airlines or travel agents for the latest information. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Ethiopia.

issued date: April 14, 2020


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🌧 Rainfall


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


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.


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 .


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







Fire department


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Last updated: January 1, 2021