Here you will find important tips and useful information for Ethiopia .
Swiss Bankers Travel is partly accepted.
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
ETB 1 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ ETB 0.00 (07/2015)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD); new banknotes (new banknote series)
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
The declaration form must be kept until final departure.
+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time
English and Italian
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport valid for 6 months or more with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds (at least USD 50.00/day).
Exit permit required for stays of more than 30 days.
Extension available on site.
Addis Abeba, Old Airport/Higher 24, Kebele 13
Tel. +251 11 371 11 07 / +251 11 371 05 77 / +251 11 371 04 83
8.00 - 11.00 h and 13.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).
Land travel from Ethiopia to Djibouti is not advised due to the risk of accidents, assault or robbery.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Individual journeys not advised.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Risk of mine exists in many parts of the country.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
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