Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to Ethiopia

Citizens of El Salvador that are travelling to Ethiopia need to apply for an e-visa online before travelling.

What to expect in Ethiopia

🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
places of worship

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is ETB.

1 SVC = 3.376479 ETB

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $1.83 USD.

Visa Status

An E-Visa can filled out and submitted online before travel.

Notes and Passport Validity

Ensure that your passport is valid for up to 90 days past your travel date.

eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Ethiopia. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Ethiopia has confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you have travelled in a location that has a significant number of cases, or you show signs of a cold or flu while in Ethiopia, you may be required to self-isolate at home or be transferred to a government isolation centre. You'll need to remain there until medically cleared. We now advise: Do not travel to Ethiopia.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Ethiopia. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.23 / 5)
Safety (2.50 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$41.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$1.83 USD

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Popular Cities in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa