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Advice current as at 4:00 am 15 Oct 2019.

Ethiopia is largely a cash based society. Credit cards are accepted at only a very few outlets in Addis Ababa and it is not normally possible to get currency advances against a credit card. International bank and debit cards are accepted at major banks’ ATMs in the capital but there are very limited banking facilities in most other areas. Make sure you have an adequate supply of cash before travelling outside the capital.

If you change foreign currency into Birr, you should ensure that you keep your receipt, as without this you are unlikely to be able to change any left over money back at the end of your trip.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Ethiopia
Currency: Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
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Dialling Code: 251
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 523,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English 43%
Amharic (official language) 33%
Oromo 32%


Capital City(s):
Addis Ababa
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Population: 3,146,999
Latitude: 9.02722222222 Longitude: 38.7369444444



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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