GETTING THERE

All international flight arrival and departures are from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, which is only 5km drive to the centre of the city. There are also about 19 modern airports in most of the major towns of the regions.  
Besides Ethiopian Airlines; Emirates, Turkish, Egypt, Qatar, Fly Dubai, Gulf, Lufthansa , Kenya airways , Sudan Airways, Djibouti Airways operates in Ethiopia.  

ENTRY: All visitors require passport, with at least two full pages empty, valid for at least six months after the end of their stay.    
VISA: Visas are required for all foreign visitors, expect for nationals of Djibouti and Kenya.  Visas can be obtained at missions overseas. However, there are a number of nationals allowed to receive their tourist visas upon arrival in Ethiopia at the regular charge [currently it is USD.50.00].      
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CURRENCY: The local currency is called Ethiopian Birr. The Birr is divided into 100 cents. Denominations are:
          Notes: Birr 100, Birr 50, Birr 10, Birr 5, and Birr one.
          Coins: Birr one, 50 cents, 25 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents, and one cent.
There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency brought; provided it is officially declared upon arrival.

VISA AND MASTERCARD: credit cards are honored in big hotels and banks, but it is best not to rely on outside Addis Ababa.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS: There are a number of hotels, lodges and restaurants in most of the cities and towns.  At least there are about seven 5 star hotels in Addis Ababa alone.
INTERNET- Fast in main towns, but there is still a problem in some areas. WI-FI is available in most hotels and restaurants.

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