Health Requirements:  Prior to entry, visitors should be in possession of a valid health certificate for yellow fever. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia.

Clothing: In general between seasons clothes are appropriate. At higher altitudes, woolen clothes or a coat are needed in the evenings. Travelers should take rain coat or other rainwear, particularly when visiting the country during the period from February to October. It is usually possible to have clothes laundered at or near hotels within a short period of time (frequently services are offered 24 hours a day).

Banking hours: Banking hours are usually from 8:00 – 04- pm from Monday to Saturday. Most banks work also during the Lunch time (12:00 noon 0 01:00 pm)

Shopping hours: Shops are open Monday to Saturday 08:00 am -12:00 pm and 01: 00 pm very flexible, often longer opening hours. This day, a few supermarkets and beauty salons in the capital are working 24 hours. Most shops are closed on Sundays.

Electricity: Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC (European and Italian Plugs)

Time: Ethiopia is in the GMT + 3 hours’ time zone. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar

Communication: Telephone, fax and internet service is available in Addis Ababa and major cities in Ethiopia

Drives on: The right

International dialing code: +251

Major cities: Adama, Awassa, Arba Minch, Bahir Dar, Dessie, Dire Dawa, Gonder, Harer, Mekelle, Jimma, Nekemte, Ambo…..

Ethiopia’s main attractions:

  • Lalibela
  • Axum
  • Gonder
  • Harer
  • Lower Omo
  • Bale mountain National Park
  • Semien mountains national park
  • LaworAwsh valley