General Questions

Duty free import are permitted for up to: 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 1/2 lb of tobacco 1 liter of alcoholic beverages 1/2 liter, or two bottles, of perfumes. Visitors may export souvenirs with a value not exceeding Birr 500.00, although some articles (such as animals’ skins and antiques) required an export permit.

Visitors coming to Ethiopia should have in their possession a valid vaccination certificate against yellow fever. Cholera vaccination is required for any person who has visited a transited cholera infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia. Malaria precautions should be taken two weeks before if traveling at an altitude below 2000 meters. Visitors should bring a simple first-aid kit with different size bandages, antiseptic cream, anti-histamine cream and/or tablets for insect bites, sun barrier cream and an anti-diarrheal such as Imodium. Visitors may wish to take out holiday health insurance in their country.

The Euro, US Dollar and major travellers checks are easily convertible in banks and some hotels. ATMs are not in use. Credit card use is only available in 4 & 5-Star hotels in Addis Ababa. In order to change birr back to dollars on leaving the country, visitors will be asked to produce bank receipts.
Visa applications may be obtained at the Ethiopian Embassy in your country however, there are 33 countries, which are now allowed to obtain tourist visas upon arrival at Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport YEMREHANA, will meet you at the airport and process the visas for your group when you arrive. Those countries who are allowed to obtain visas upon arrival are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

About Ethiopia

Despite its proximity to the equator, Ethiopia's high altitude, averaging some 2,400 metres (7,800 feet), ensures a temperate, moderate, even cool climate - certainly not tropical. The highest daytime temperatures rarely exceed an average of 21 or 22°C (70 or 71°F) and for much of the year seldom rise above 16 or 18°C (61 or 64°F). Temperatures at night can drop to a chilly lOoC (50°F) or less. There are two rainy seasons: the irregular short rains from late January to early March, and the long rains that stretch from June until mid-September. May is the warmest month and is usually a time of bright sunny days. Daytime temperatures in January run just as high, but the nights are chillier. June, July, and August are grey, wet, and cool.

About 90 percent of the populations earn their living from the land, mainly as subsistence farmers. Agriculture is the Backbone of the national economy and the principal exports from this sector are coffee, oil seeds, pulses, flowers, vegetables, sugar and foodstuffs for animals. There is also a thriving livestock sector, exporting cattle on the hoof and hides and skins.
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Ethiopia covers an area more than the size of France and Spain combined and nearly twice the size of Texas. About 65 percent of the land is arable, with 15 percent presently cultivated.
Ethiopia is a multi ethnic state with a great variety of Languages spoken in the country, of which there are 83 with 200 dialects. The main three languages are Amharic Afan Oromo and Tigrigna. English is also widely spoken.
Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Adama (Nazareth), Gonder, Dessie, Mekele, Bahir Dar, Jimma, Harar and Awasa.
Seventy million where almost half is less than 15 years of age.
Ethiopia is in the GMT+3 hours time zone. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar. Principal religion is Christianity and Islam.
Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between 2000 and 3000 meters. In the north and centre of the country there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise over 4000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile (or Abay), which runs a distance of 1450 kilometres from the source in Lake Tana, to join the White Nile at Khartoum.


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  • Sunday: Closed

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