Getting There – Ethiopia
Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Ethiopia due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.
All international flights arrive at Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa. Your safari operator will usually pick you up at the airport and take care of any travel arrangements from there.
As Ethiopia is a large country, most people get around using domestic flights. There are flights to most places of interest, including all the historical towns, but not to any of the parks. To visit the main parks, you can fly to a nearby town where you’ll be met at the domestic airport by your guide and driver.
Drive-around tours are also available (especially to southern Ethiopia). Even when flying around, covering some distances by car can be very rewarding as you'll see some of the Ethiopian countryside.
Check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Ethiopia, and what tickets would cost.
Domestic flights from Addis Ababa leave from Bole International Airport (ADD), 5km/3mi southeast of the city, and can be booked through Ethiopian Airlines.
Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Ethiopian embassy to verify the information below is current.