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Questions tagged [ethiopia]

Ethiopia, country in Africa

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Passports with different names, check-in, ticket name, and immigration problem!

Just the account to find out answers to this problem, hopefully it can be solved :) So I will be travelling from Ethiopia to Amsterdam. I have an Italian and Venezuelan passports. Here is the case: ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Incheon Airport?

I am a Nigerian citizen and will be boarding a round trip from Osaka to Nigeria. My flight is from Osaka Kansai Airport to Incheon Airport, and I will transfer to an Ethiopian Airlines flight heading ...
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Is there somewhere in Addis Ababa a visitor can get online during an internet shutdown?

I'm considering a long business trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One risk is that Ethiopia is one of those countries where the government periodically shuts down internet access, which could cause me ...
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Are there ferries from Europe to Djibouti?

I would like to take a ship from Europe to Djibouti, as I will study there for the next 4 months in Ethiopia. As for traveling, I would really like to go by ship, rather than flying. Could I work ...
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Can anything be done when denied boarding due to missing but not required visa?

Can we get compensation because of denied boarding? Ethiopia Airlines denied boarding to passengers with Yemen passports and immigration visas for the USA. They booked two tickets to travel on two ...
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Where can I find a decent place to do remote work in Addis Ababa?

I will be living in Addis Ababa from the end of February until the end of August. I normally work as a software developer in Sweden and I hope to continue doing that in Ethiopia (albeit remotely). ...
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From where in Ethiopia can I see the Red Sea?

Ethiopia is a landlocked country, however it's mostly high elevation (2000-2500m) and given that Eritrea seems to be narrow, I'm wondering if it's possible to see the Red Sea from Ethiopia. I'm ...
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Can one export spices and teff flour from Ethiopia?

Ethiopian cuisine has some unique spices and grains. I've heard that there used to be a restriction on exporting teff to control supply. I'd like to buy teff flour and berbere, and other spices. Will ...
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Finding Tella in Ethiopia (on fasting days)

I will have a stopover Addis Ababa, and am interested in trying tella, an Ethiopian beer. I have heard that Ethiopians typically "fast" on Fridays. Does the fast include abstention from alcohol? Is ...
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Closest place to Addis Ababa where you can see wildlife

Where is the closest place to Addis where one can see wildlife? I am particularly interested in the Gilada Baboons, but I would also like to see birds, preferably in a natural setting. As far as I ...
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How to get to Debre Libanos in Ethiopia? What are the possible dangers?

I am considering going to Debre Libanos as a day trip from Addis Ababa. I read that is possible by public transport, but how reliable is it? I also read that there is a nice hike to the blue Nile ...
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Trekking near Addis Ababa, where can one do it?

I would like to do some trekking near Addis Ababa. I googled for it and the only things I found were 10 day hikes, provided by some local companies. Unfortunatly I don't have that kind of time. Are ...
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How far can one go from Addis Ababa without needing prevention medication for Malaria?

I am travelling to Ethiopia and I was informed that you don't need medication regarding Malaria if you go to Addis Ababa. This is due to the fact that the city is above 2000mts where the mosquitos ...
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Changing money for Ethiopia. Where can I get the best rates?

I will need to travel to Ethiopia. I was wondering where I can find the best rates. Should I take Euros/Dolars and exchange there? Should I exchange before departure? Where can I get the best exchange ...
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How safe is Addis Ababa?

I have a friend traveling to Addis Ababa. He is a bit worried since it's his first time outside Europe. How safe is the city? Can you walk alone? is it dangerous to a foreigner not used to travel in ...
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Drinking “wild” coffee in Ethiopia

Apparently Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. In the southern highlands of Coffee got cultivated first. Is the coffee plant still growing in the wild in that area, and is possible to go for a ...