Rock churches and the Rift Valley.
In this cradle of humanity (Lucy’s skeleton was found here in 1904), this East African country is a journey into unknown lands and unsuspected charms. A world of its own in a land that has never been colonized. It has managed to preserve its Orthodox religion despite the strong influence of Islam.
Split in two by the great Rift Valley, it’s a pleasure to explore the area and observe its unique topography!
Some words and expressions in the language
Surface area: 1.104 million km²
105 million inhabitants (2017)
Vaccination against yellow fever is recommended. It may be required on entry to the country for travellers from countries where it is endemic.
Up-to-date vaccinations :
Other recommended vaccinations :
depending on local travel conditions, vaccination against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B may be recommended.
It is preferable to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis A + C + Y + W135.
Vaccination against rabies may also be recommended in certain cases, particularly for young children and isolated travellers. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination center for advice.
A visa is required to visit Ethiopia for any purpose. Visas can be obtained before departure from the Ethiopian embassy in Paris or via the Internet using the E-Visa procedure: https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/home or on arrival at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa (payment in €/$ currency in cash only).
As a reminder, the entire country or a large part of it is not recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (December 2019)