Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Ethiopia are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Ethiopia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Ethiopia.
The best time to visit Ethiopia is Sep-April, but particularly at either end of the rains – in April, when the land is dry and barren, or as it flourishes again in Sep-Oct. This green season is also best for highland wildlife. Rains replenish the Omo Valley even sooner – so travel Nov-Mar or Jun-Sep.
You will need a visa to enter Ethiopia. E-visas can be purchased in advance from the Ethiopian Immigration website. Visas on arrival are also available for tourists at Addis Ababa (Bole) International airport, at a cost of approximately $US50 for 1 month and $US75 for 3 months.
The official currency of Ethiopia is the Ethiopian birr.
Among the latter are the cheetah, lion, civet, serval, African bush elephant, bushpig, gazelle, antelope, ibex, kudu, dik-dik, oribi, reedbuck, Somali wild ass, Grévy's zebra, hyena, baboon, and numerous species of monkey.
The national dish of Ethiopia is Doro Wat which is a spicy Ethiopian chicken stew.
Amharic is the official national language of Ethiopia. English, Arabic, Italian and French are widely spoken by many Ethiopians. The Ethiopian languages are divided into four major language groups.These are Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan.
The currency in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian birr. Most meals at small Ethiopian restaurants cost between 30-60 Birr ( 1-2 USD). 5-10 Birr (20-40 cents) would be a very generous tip.
Local Ethiopia travel experts are available.
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What is the time difference in Ethiopia?
The time difference is 3 hours
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Ethiopia with this Ethiopia Guidebook .