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Ethiopia

Ethiopia Ethiopia

Population: 92.206.005 people
Region: Eastern Africa (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Addis Ababa
Country Code: ET

Money in Ethiopia

Currencie(s): Ethiopian birr

Corruption: Ethiopia has a corruption score of 66/100.
If your itinerary runs through Ethiopia, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Ethiopia scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

Ethiopia is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.43 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Ethiopia

Language(s): Amharic

Food & Drinks in Ethiopia

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste at least 1 of the 3 National dishes: Kitfo, Doro Wat & Injera

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Ethiopia is 18.

Religion in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 100% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Ethiopia

Age of Consent: 18 years.
At the age of 18, an individual is considered mature enough in Ethiopia to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia scores a -7/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Ethiopia are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Ethiopia

Timezone: UTC+03:00
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Ethiopia – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F / G
When travelling to Ethiopia, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F / G. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 15 and 15°C (59 and 59°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 38.98 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Ethiopia. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

Fly to Ethiopia

Planning a trip to Ethiopia? We have a list of 48 airports you can fly to. You can find the closest one to your destination by clicking on a city below!

List of cities in Ethiopia

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