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Travel Information(What Visitors to Ethiopia Need to Know)
Visa Requirement

Visas are required for all visitors to Ethiopian with the exception of the nationals of Djibouti and Kenya. Our agency, the CARAVAN travel Tour Agency can process the entry visa for you from Ethiopia if you prefer it that way.

In addition national from the following countries can obtain an entry visa upon arrival it is  believed that they are tourist generation countries.

Argentina

Germany

Norway

Australia

Ireland

Poland

Austria

Israel

Portugal

Belgium

Italy

Russian Federation

Brazil

Japan

South Africa

Canada

Korean Republic

Spain

China

Kuwait

Sweden

Denmark

Luxembourg

Switzerland

Finland

Mexico

United Kingdom

France

Netherlands

United states of

Greece

New Zealand

America

• Customs

Duty free import are permitted for up to:

200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or ½ Ib of tobacco

1 liter of alcoholic beverages

½ liter, or two bottles, or performance

Visitors may export souvenirs with a value not exceeding Birr 500.00, although some articles (such as animals skins and antiques)   required a export permit.

• Transport

Roads: There are some 4,100 Kilometers of asphalt road with a further 19,000 kilometers of gravel and dry- weather road.

 

Railway: A 778 kilometers long railway line links Addis Ababa with Djibouti, and carries both freight and passengers. 

Time

Ethiopian is in the GMT +3 hour’s time zone. Ethiopian follows the Julian Calendar, which consists of twelve months of 30 days each and 13th  month of 5 or 6 days in the leap year.

• Currency

The local currency is the Ethiopian Birr made up of 100 cents. Visitor may import an unlimited amount of foreign currency, providing declaration of such currency is made to customs on arrival. Foreign currency may be changed only at authorized bank and hotels. The currency declaration form must be retained as this will be required by customs on departure, visitors however, will be able to change back a  excess Ethiopian Birr to foreign currency at the airport before departure.

• Climate

There are two seasons: the dry seasons prevails from October through may; the west seasons runs from June to September.

• Topography

Ethiopian has an elevated central  plateau varying in height between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and center, of the country,  there are some, 2 mountain whose peaks rise over 4000 meters.

Economy

About 90 percent of the population earns their living from the land, mainly as subsistence farmers, Agriculture is the backbone of the national economy and the principal exports from the sector are coffee oil seeds, pulses, flowers, vegetables, sugar and foodstuffs for animals.

• Language

Ethiopian a multi-ethnic state with a great variety of language spoke in the country, of which there are 83 with 200 dialects. The main three languages are Amharic , Tigrigna and Oromigna. English is also widely spoken.

Electric Supply

Ethiopian uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC.

People

The population is estimated at 57 million, over 50 percent of who are under 20 years old. The average number of inhabitants per square kilometer is 49.

Excursions

Excursions with in Ethiopian whether for a day or for a month, may be organized by our Agency the Caravan Travel  and Tour Agency.

Hotels

Addis Ababa has hotels for all pockets, from the luxurious Sheraton and Hilton hotels to the tourist class hotels.

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