Ethiopia travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Ethiopia 🇪🇹

Ethiopia is part of Africa with main city at Addis Ababa. Its Least Developed country with a population of 92M people. The main currency is Ethiopian Birr. The languages spoken are Amharic. the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the formal name of Ethiopia It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~21.40 °C   🌧 ~8.48 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 92M people


⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

Expect heightened security measures, restrictions on movement and expression, and disruptions to internet and telephone services in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia, including Hawassa/Awasa. Avoid protests and demonstrations, as they could turn violent. Monitor the media for latest information and follow the advice of authorities (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level of our advice – 'exercise a high degree of caution' overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Reconsider your need to travel to Danakil desert in Afar region, and in Guji and Borena districts of Oromia region. Do not travel to Border areas with Sudan, Eritrea, and Kenya, South Sudan, including the Gambela region. Do not travel to The Somali region.

issued date: July 25, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

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.

🏧 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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 .


🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: December 5, 2019