Throughout most of the country there are two major seasons: the dry season from October to May; the wet season from June to mid-September.

Visa Requirements

Nationals of the following countries can easily get a visa on arrival in the airport. All African countries, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America Nationals out of the mentioned countries above may apply for a visa at the Ethiopian Diplomatic Mission Offices.

Office Hours

Ethiopia lies in the GMT +3 time zone. The usual office hours are from 8:30am – 12:30 pm and from  1:30 pm – 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and from 8:30am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on Fridays.


Telephone, Tele fax, Internet, e-mail and postal facilities are available in the country. Internet services are available in major cities and towns. The international dialling code for Ethiopia is +251.


Visitors should take light, summer clothes for the day time and something warm for the evenings, like a sweater or jacket. In the highlands, the temperature drops quite rapidly towards sunset. For more information regarding clothing please contact us.

When to Come

Ethiopia can be visited all-round the year, but for specific routes you should contact us for more details.

Heath Requirements

A visitor should have a valid yellow fever certificate, vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arriving in Ethiopia.


Ethiopia uses 220 volts and 50HZ. It is best to bring your own round, two-prong if necessary.