Planning a trip to Ethiopia?

Make sure you have the right travel insurance for your trip to Ethiopia. Some things you will need to take into account are:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Ethiopia?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Ethiopia, have a read of our policy documents here.

We’ve put together some handy facts, along with other useful information that we thought you might want to know before your trip to Ethiopia.

Most common language spokenAmharic
CapitalAddis Ababa
PopulationApprox. 102 million
Plug typePlug type CEF and L
Driving sideRight-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

Laws Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Ethiopia?

Yes, you will need to apply for a visa to travel to Ethiopia from the UK. Visas are available for tourists on arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport and allow you to stay for up to 3 months.

More details about visas and entry requirements for Ethiopia can be found here.

Healthcare in Ethiopia

Public and private healthcare services are available in Ethiopia. However, the standards of the public healthcare services are quite poor, whereas the private hospitals offer a reasonable standard of basic care. Make sure you have adequate medical travel insurance in place, so you can rest assured knowing you’re covered if anything happens.

It’s important to make sure you speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about healthcare in Ethiopia here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Ethiopia

If something happens while you’re in Ethiopia and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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