Correction to 7th edition Visa on Arrival information

In the 7th edition of Bradt Ethiopia, we incorrectly state that passport-holders from all European Union countries can obtain a Visa on Arrival at Bole Airport. In fact the list of 'tourist-generating countries' eligible for Visa on Arrival excludes several member states that joined the EU in or after 2004. According to Ethiopian Airlines, the full list of … Continue reading Correction to 7th edition Visa on Arrival information

Arrival at Bole Terminal 2

AddisAdvisor writes: Because of recent events in Paris and elsewhere, Bole Airport is protected by more Federal Police than ever before. And meet-and-greeters are NOT allowed into Terminal 2 unless they have a special permit from the Ministry of Tourism, which they wear around their neck... So: a. If you are being met by personal friends, or … Continue reading Arrival at Bole Terminal 2

Further clarification on domestic flight discounts

A quick reminder to all travellers that domestic fares within Ethiopia are once again significantly cheaper if your international ticket is with Ethiopian Airlines, the only domestic carrier. As things stand, the full fare for most one-leg domestic flights, for instance booked through the website, remains as it was before, typically around US$130 per flight (you can check this on their … Continue reading Further clarification on domestic flight discounts

The latest on domestic flights

I've been trying to seek clarity on the situation with domestic fares since Ethiopian Airlines announced a 40% reduction in May (see http://www.newbusinessethiopia.com/index.php/en/market/106-travel-tips/799-ethiopian-airlines-cut-domestic-flights-rate-40) So far as I can ascertain it, the full fare for most domestic flights, for instance booked through the website, remains about the same as it was before, typically around US$130 per leg. However, … Continue reading The latest on domestic flights