Ethiopia travel insurance

  • Unlimited medical emergency expenses¹
  • Up to £10K cancellation cover
  • 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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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:

  • The cost of your trip – If you have to cancel, you’ll want to know that you’ll get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports cover
  • And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Ethiopia from the FCDO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

Useful bits

Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

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:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

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.

Currency Birr
Most common language spoken Amharic
Capital Addis Ababa
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 102 million
Plug type Plug type CEF and L
Driving side Right-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.