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Information Booklet on foreign trips - Ethiopia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Djibouti, Comoros Union, Madagascar, South Sudan, Somalia

Information Booklet on foreign trips - Ethiopia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Djibouti, Comoros Union, Madagascar, South Sudan, Somalia

1 Entry and exit from the country
With a full Ethiopia visa. Necessary to obtain a visa prior to travel to the Ethiopian Embassy in Rome, and the importance of them can be extended in Addis Ababa. As Serbia is not on the list of the Ethiopian "countries from which tourists come" you can not get a visa at the airport upon arrival in Addis Ababa (except the official arrivals for SMEs and visit staff at the Embassy). Through immigration services (Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs), hosted in Ethiopia may be asked to issue a visa upon arrival at the airport, which must be approved in writing. Only with such a certificate can obtain a visa at the airport.
The Department for visas Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recently renewed interest in Serbia will be placed on the list of countries whose citizens can get a visa at the airport, you have a right to citizens of a number of EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, UK), the USA, Japan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, Kuwait, Israel, Japan, RF, South Africa, Switzerland and Norway . Making a decision on this in the jurisdiction of the Ethiopian state leadership.
  2 Import and export of currency - must be reported to the introduction of any amount of foreign currency worth more than $ 3,000. Prohibited from taking out more than 200 Ethiopian elected (about 20 euros) and more than $ 3,000, in any currency, if it is not registered on entry.
  3 Excise goods - are allowed to enter two cartons of cigarettes, 2 bottles of drinks and perfumes to 3
  4 Vaccination certificate - necessary to have a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever ("yellow card"), and recommended vaccination against meningitis and hepatitis.
  5 Transport.
- Airport in Addis Ababa (Bole International Airport) is the largest in the country, is associated with a number of African capitals and major European cities, and towns in Ethiopia - travel destinations (Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Axum, Dire Dawa, Arba Minch, Gambela ).
- The only railway line, which runs from Addis Ababa to Djibouti, for many years, does not work
- The road from Addis Ababa to Gondar, Bahir over Dara (north), generally in good condition, and the road to Harar (East). The rest of the road network in poor quality (in many parts of the country can only drive with a drive to all four wheels), but in the course of intensive work on the construction of the new shares.
- Managing a vehicle on an international driving permit, in principle, possible, but recorded a number of problems in the recognition of the document by the local traffic police. Foreigners residing in Ethiopia, as a rule, the local driver's license, which can be obtained from the translation of your documents (our citizens who live here remove Ethiopian driver's license on the basis of Serbian documents translated into English).
- Since May 2012, further tightened regulations on traffic safety - Mandatory Seat belt reminder, the prohibition of mobile phone use for drivers and others. Road conditions and the behavior of road users (both drivers and pedestrians), and differences of traffic culture, requiring increased attention and vigilance. Outside the cities, it is not recommended nighttime driving, especially because of the worsening security situation in the 2011th and 2012, as well as an increased risk of traffic accidents (roads and places unexposed).
  6 Security
- Ethiopia is listed as a safe country. Armed conflicts sometimes present in parts of the Somali region (east) and Oromia (central, south and west). Especially not recommended (and forbidden) travel to Somali region. In Afar (northeast, Danakilska depression, destination) were cases of abductions and attacks on tourist convoys, which are not recommended when traveling in the region.
- In the last two years has increased the number of terrorist attacks as well as attacks on foreign diplomats.
- In Addis Ababa, the level of crime is increasing, but is low compared to other African capitals. Necessary to take into account the fact that there are petty theft and pickpocketing in the streets and that fraudsters are present in a variety of ways used by tourists.
- Natural disasters, especially floods, possible in the rainy season (June-October).
  7 The health situation
- Mandatory vaccination against yellow fever, and some states also recommend vaccination against hepatitis and meningitis.
- Distribution area of ​​sexually transmitted diseases (AIDS) is greater than in Serbia, but less than in some other African countries.
- Outbreaks of cholera occasionally present, and malaria prevalent in areas below sea level (not in Addis Ababa), and advises the use of funds for odagnavanje mosquitoes, and taking antimalarials.
- General sanitary situation is unsatisfactory. , Drinking only bottled water, and special attention should be given thorough washing of fruits and vegetables. Eating salad avoids most foreigners.
- If necessary, it is recommended to address some of the foreign clinic: the Russian Red Cross Hospital - Russian Red Cross Hospital "Dejazmach Balcha" - +251 11 551 40 72, rrchospital@yandex.ru, Swedish Hospital, Korean Hospital.
  8 Money
- Local currency (Birr), the only legal tender in the country. Replacement of foreign currency (euro and dollar the most common) is possible in banks at the current rate of 16.6 per dollar and chooses chooses to 22.25 euros. One Birr worth about $ 5.5 thousand.
- Credit cards from our bank, can be used. However, the number of places where there are terminals for debit cards and ATMs very small and very frequent breakdowns, and is not recommended to rely on this type of payment and withdrawal of money.
- Traveling by air within Ethiopia, the main tourist destination, is around 200-250 euros (round trip from Addis Ababa), while bus fares cheaper (although bus travel time-consuming and often uncomfortable) and the amounts of Addis Ababa, about 20-30 euros the most visited places.
  9 Other
- Ethiopia is a multi-religious country. In Muslim areas should be considered in terms of dressing. Local people (Christians and Muslims) conservative, so be sure to ask permission to take pictures of people, animals and objects.
- No photography of government buildings, bridges, dams and similar structures.

- The only mobile operator (ETS) has roaming agreements with some European companies show but the unreliable service provider, so it is better to use local rather than Serbian cards. The local prepaid SIM card costs around 25 euros. Minute talks with Serbia is about a dollar, and send text messages often impossible.
10th Tanzania. In Tanzania, a stable security situation. She's a popular tourist destination and the information at the Embassy rspolaže, there were no specific problems with organizcaijom traveling, changing the money (dollar and euro), or security in general.
11th Djibouti. The security situation is stable. The Embassy has no information about security problems and other tourists or participants of official and business meetings.
12th Seychelles. One of the most popular tourist destination, with plenty of stable security situation. Between the RS and the Seychelles abolished the obligation to obtain a visa. The problem of terrorism occurs in the form of piracy at sea, with the kidnapping of passengers, and therefore are not recommended for driving yachts.
13th South Sudan. Given the extremely tense security situation between Sudan and J. Sudan, particularly in the border area with the possibility of renewing military operations, be advised to stay in Southern Sudan.

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