Ethiopia

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Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

Important Information
Visas + Currency

Visas

Required by ALL passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Birr (ETB)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever 

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Polio

Precautions

  • Malaria risk in Southern areas
consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00251)
  • Ethiopia Embassy
  • +27 (012) 346-3542 / 4067
  • Ministry of Revenue
  • +251 1146 67324
  • SA Representative
  • +251 1137 13034
  • sa.embassy.addis@telcom.net.et

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • Vehicle Declaration Form: Stamped by the Ethiopian Embassy where visa was obtained
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Compulsory. Application forms can be downloaded here

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