The information provided should be used as a guideline only

  Dialling Code (00251) Contact Details

Ethiopia Embassy

  +27 (012) 346-3542 / 4067
SA Representative  

Tel: +25111 371 1002/1017


Ministry of Revenue

  +251 1146 67324
Visas Visas are required by ALL passport holders.

For more information regarding;

  • food restrictions,
  • passports/visa and, 
  • pet travel enquiries

Please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
  Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
  Precautions Malaria risk in Southern areas
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If the vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.   
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory - obtained at the border post
  • Vehicle Declaration Form: Stamped by the Ethiopian Embassy where the visa was obtained
  • Carnet de Passage: Recommended. Application forms can be downloaded here 
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended


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