Ethiopia international travel guide in 2024

Ethiopia international travel guide in 2024

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Ethiopia has a population of 92M with main currency as Ethiopian Birr. The languages spoken are Amharic. Ethiopia travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Automatic teller machines are rare in Ethiopia. Internet speed in Ethiopia is on average 2.2 Mbps.In Ethiopia you drive on the right side.

Ethiopia travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel
We've reviewed our advice and continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia overall due to the risk of civil unrest and the threat of armed conflict. We continue to advise do not travel to Amhara Regional State due to the security situation. We also advise do not travel to a number of other locations in Ethiopia. A state of emergency remains in place. Petty crime is common in Addis Ababa. Remain alert. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia overall due to the risk of civil unrest and the threat of armed conflict. Other levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : May 6, 2024

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Ethiopia essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Amharic

Money in Ethiopia

Currencies

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.

ATM

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 in Ethiopia

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 .

Driving in Ethiopia

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.

Emergecy

Universal
112
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Fire department
112

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Ethiopia visa advice

If you're considering exploring Ethiopia beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Ethiopia transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Ethiopia, understanding Ethiopia Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.