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Travel and visas

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is an international hub, with easy access by road and public transport.


Bole International Airport is about 5km south-east of Addis city centre (where the UN Conference Centre and most of the hotels are located). The majority of hotels offer a shuttle service to/from the airport. Please ask when booking your hotel for more information about this service.


If you take a taxi, it is best to take a yellow taxi. These taxi drivers belong to a taxi association which has a booth at the airport exit. The average cost of taxi from the airport to the UN Compound area is USD 15.

Alternatively, book prior to arrival with Adika Taxi Services;

Adika Taxi Services


To enter Ethiopia, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Business visas must be obtained prior to your trip, unlike tourist visas which can be brought on arrival.

Please contact your local Ethiopian consulate in good time to arrange your entry visa. We also advise that you visit the Ethiopian Embassy website for more information on how to facilitate this process.

We are working to provide a letter of invitation for those who require one. Please contact us for more information at or check this page for further updates.