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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.

Malaria: lower lying areas of Addis Ababa (around 2000 meters) are now said to be potentially malarial, but essentially the city is malaria free, although non-malarial mosquitoes can be nuisance in some areas at night. For traveling outside Addis Ababa it is advisable to consult travel agencies on malarial protection for specific areas. Also it is always good to take a simple first aid pack. In most of the larger towns there are now private clinics, but these and local pharmacies may be short of drugs and medical supplies. In Addis Ababa there is range of private hospitals and clinics.

Visa Requirements

Visas are required for all visitors to Ethiopia and can be obtained from Ethiopian diplomatic missions abroad. Except nationals of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,

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Security

Ethiopia is generally a safe country, and Addis Ababa a safe capital city, but one should still take the normal precautions, avoiding unfamiliar areas at night and not carrying large sums of money in accessible pockets. It is advisable to beware of pickpockets operating in certain areas, skilled at identifying new arrivals, other than that violent robbery and muggings are rare and generally visitors can tour the city day and night in safety.

Hotel & Accomodation

Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa Sheraton
- Located in the heart of Addis Ababa the Sheraton offers deluxe accommodations to all its visitors. Enjoy an outdoor pool, massage, sauna and 24 hour room service during your stay.

Addis Ababa Hilton - Located in downtown Addis Ababa, the Hilton offers state of the art services with great restaurants, a fully equipped workout facility, business center and much more.

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Geography

At 435,071 square miles (1,126,829 km2),[70] Ethiopia is the world's 27th-largest country. It is comparable in size to Bolivia. The major portion of Ethiopia lies on the Horn of Africa, which is the easternmost part of the African landmass. Bordering Ethiopia is Sudan to the west, Djibouti and Eritrea to the north, Somalia to the east, and Kenya to the south.

Within Ethiopia is a vast highland complex of mountains and dissected plateaus divided by the Great Rift Valley,

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Transportation

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

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

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Language

Languages of Ethiopia Amharic 32.7% (Official Language), Oromigna 31.6%, Tigrinya 6.1%, Somali 6.0%, Guragigna 3.5%, Sidamo 3.5%, other local languages; Arabic, English (major foreign language taught in schools), Italian (only spoken by white minority).

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