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The laws of Ethiopia govern ETL Tour and Travel’s liability to passengers transported in its own vehicles. ETL Tour and travel stipulates that it is not liable for faults or defaults of other companies and persons that may be used in the carrying out of our tour services or for loss or damage to any personal effects, delays, injuries, and sickness.

The right is reserved to alter the itineraries or arrangements for the well-being and comfort of the passenger or for any other reason. ETL Tour and Travel recommends trip cancellation and baggage insurance.

being the largest aviation group in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines Group, with its valuable partners is pleased to announce that we shall cover on all our international flights booked with us through Ethiopian tickets, the Medical expenses, Repatriation, Evacuation and Quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as from 1st of October 2020 until 30th June 2022. Our global cover dubbed Sheba Comfort is part of the extra security measures we are taking to ensure your health as our top priority. Our company is partner with Ethiopian airlines.

If, whilst you are overseas and you are diagnosed with Covid-19 and you seek medical treatment, we will reimburse the Medical Expenses that you incurred up to the specified limit under this Section.
What is not covered under this Section?

In addition to the General Exclusions, We will not pay for any claims in respect of:

  1. Any cost of treatment or care not resulting from COVID-19;
  2. Costs of physiotherapy;
  3. Any cost of treatment of a therapeutic nature as well as for rehabilitation measures.

If, whilst you are Overseas and You are diagnosed with Covid-19 and IPA certifies that Your medical condition allows You to be repatriated back to Your Home Country. IPA will arrange and pay for your transfer under medical supervision, including costs of transportation and medical Supplies necessarily incurred for the repatriation, provided that:

  1. The necessary approval for the repatriation has been given by the local government authority and medical
    Facilities and considering potential travel restrictions and exceptional regulatory restrictions in force;
  2. Any decision on your repatriation regarding the nature, the appropriateness, and the way in which the repatriation will Be organized will be exclusively and jointly made by both the attending Doctor and IPA. The Medical Expenses cover under Section 1 ceases on the day when IPA confirms your repatriation and thereafter, the Medical Expenses will be paid under this Section. we encourage you to book your flight  on Ethiopian airlines. ETL Tour and travels reserves the right to request a deposit of 30% at the time of confirming a booking. Final and complete payments must be made in advance of departure on cash bases. Other service payments, such as car service, may be paid at the time of departure as agreed with ETL tour and travels If complete payment has not been made as per the above ETL Tour and Travels is not obliged to conduct the tour unless other arrangements have been made beforehand.

During your time in the Semen Mountain, Arbaminch  And Danakil the following terms apply:

  • All cars 4×4 Land Cruiser or equivalent recent model
  • All cars have seat belts and air conditioning.
  • All cars have been well maintained.
  • All cars have good quality tires.
  • All cars have at least one spare tire.All cars have full comprehensive insurance.
  • All cars have long-range fuel tanks including the sub-fuel tank
  • All cars will carry emergency water, food, and fuel.
  • All cars carry a fire extinguisher.
  • The trips are monitored by GPS and regular contact is maintained between the driver and our office.

Full and comprehensive insurance coverage on all of our vehicles and which is included in the cost of the trip

Local laws

Travelers who transit through Bole international Airport do not require a transit visa if they remain in the permitted transit area and depart within 12 hours.

Current visa extension fees are $100 for a first time one-month extension, $150 for a second time 15 day extension, and $200 for a third time 10 day extension. Travellers whose entry visa expires before they depart Ethiopia must obtain a visa extension through the Main Immigration Office in Addis Ababa. Currently, there is an overstay penalty fee of $10 a day, which must be paid before you can leave Ethiopia. Travellers overstaying their visas may be detained by immigration officials and/or required to appear in immigration court, and may be subject to additional fines. may be subject to additional fines.

Muslim and Christian society

Both Muslim and Christian Ethiopians generally dress in a conservative manner. Women usually keep their shoulders and knees covered, and in some areas they may wear more conservative clothing. Be aware that wearing sleeveless clothing or clothing which does not cover the knee may cause offence, particularly outside Addis Ababa. In most, but not all, Ethiopian Orthodox churches there are restrictions on full or partial access for women - notices are usually posted in English at the entrances of the main churches that tourists frequent.

Illegal drugs

Illegal drug use (no matter what the drug) carries stiff penalties, including fines and long prison terms.

Western and Julian calendars

The Western and Julian calendars are used in Ethiopia. The year 2019 in the Western calendar is 2011-2012 in the Julian calendar. Christmas is celebrated on 7 January and New Year on 11 September.

Similarly, two systems of time are used. Ethiopian time is measured as a 12-hour day starting at 6am. Western 7am is referred to by many as one o’clock. Many Ethiopians are aware of this difference and will often convert times when speaking to foreigners.

Exporting antiques

You must get a permit to export antiques from Ethiopia. To avoid confusion on departure, you should keep receipts for any souvenirs you’ve bought, including crosses, which could be mistaken for valuable cultural artifacts. In Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you can fill in the customs declaration form in the baggage hall.


Ethiopian law strictly prohibits the photographing of military installations, police/military personnel, industrial facilities, government buildings, and infrastructure (roads, bridges, dams, airfields, etc.). Such sites are rarely marked clearly. Travel guides, police, and Ethiopian officials can advise if a particular site may be photographed. Photographing prohibited sites may result in the confiscation of film/camera and arrest.


Ethiopia is primarily a cash economy. Dollars and some of the more popular travellers’ checks can be changed at the airport, and at some banks.


There are some ATM machines at the major hotels and commercial centers that accept major international credit and debit cards, although connectivity problems sometimes limit their availability. While credit cards are gaining acceptance with some hotels, travel agencies, and merchants (Visa is much more widely accepted than MasterCard), it is best to check ahead and ensure you have sufficient cash reserves. Bear in mind that travellers’ cheques are not generally accepted outside Addis Ababa.

There are strict rules about taking foreign currency and Ethiopian Birr out of Ethiopia.

You cannot take more than USD$3,000 (or equivalent in foreign currency) out of Ethiopia, unless you declared the amount when you arrived in the country or you have an Ethiopian bank advice certifying the purchase of the foreign currency. You cannot take more than 300 Ethiopian Birr in to or out of the country.

Amounts over 300 Ethiopian Birr, or undeclared amounts over USD$3,000 may be confiscated by the Ethiopian authorities.

In case of emergency, Western Union has offices in Ethiopia, which can facilitate money transfers. Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusion and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.


Tours can be canceled by the customer up to 30 days prior to departure; ETL will return 90% of the payment from any payment or any deposit. Tours canceled by the customer 30-15 days of departure may be subject to loss of deposit to cover any cost incurred by ETL tour and Travel. So, we will refund 70% of the total payment already made. For tours canceled by the customer less than 15 days from departure, there will be no refund. For tours canceled by ETL Tour and travel, the customer will receive a full refund.


  • Cars will never take more than 4 passengers.
  • Cars will always travel in convoy with security.
  • Drivers will always drive safely and at a safe speed.
  • Drivers will NOT use their mobile phones when driving.
  • Cars will always drive a safe distance from each other.



Here is the bank account for the transfer:

BANK NAME: Zemen Bank S.C
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Beneficiary address: BANK DETAILS
Here is the bank account for the transfer:

BANK NAME: Zemen Bank S.C
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Beneficiary address:ETL Tour and Travel
Bola Sub City, Bola Area,
Cameroon Street
BirhanaAdra Africa Mall, 2nd Floor office number 217aAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
ETL Tour and Travel

About us

Our services will be positioned very carefully: they will be of extremely high quality, colorful, comfortable, and informative and tailored to the client’s needs such that they will enable individuals to have a greater appreciation of the natural environment and its intricacies

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