USEFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING TO ETHIOPIA
Ethiopia has two different climates. Generally, the temperature during the year is between 15ºC and 20°C in the highlands and between 22ºC and 30°C in the lowlands.
85% of Ethiopian population lives from agriculture. The main exports of the country are indigenous Ethiopian coffee, pulses, oilseeds and skins. Ethiopia ranks first as exporter of cattle in the African context.
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, United Kingdom and United States are now allowed to receive their tourist visas on arrival in Ethiopia at the regular charge. Passengers transiting Ethiopia within 72 hours only for connection purpose, holding confirmed onward booking and entry visa on arrival. Since July 2018 it is possible to make the electronic visa in the link: evisa.gov.et
Visitors who come to Ethiopia, are advised to have a vaccination certificate for yellow fever. Malaria Vaccination is also recommended two weeks before the trip. Also bring creams, oils, etc..
Ethiopia doesn’t adopted the revised Gregorian calendar as did the rest of the Christian world in the s. XVI, but it continued with the Julian force until then, and so to this day. Therefore, the Ethiopian calendar has 13 months (the country’s tourism slogan isEthiopia, 13 months of sunshine). They are 12 months of 30 days and 1 month of 5 days (6 days in a leap year). The turn of the year is celebrated on September 11.