Travelling to Ethiopia

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Conference Partner Hotels


Sponsored participants will lodge at the Intercontinental Addis and Ellily Hotel. You will receive notice on which hotel you will be lodging once your sponsorship is confirmed.

For self-funded participants, we recommend the following hotels that have offered special rates for ATJ participants. Please refer to “Africa Talks Jobs” when sending your booking request. Also note that only hotels listed herewith will receive complimentary shuttle service to and from the AUC.

Radisson Blu
$164 per night for single standard (including taxes and breakfast)
Phone: +251 115 157 600 (ext 3503)

Jupiter International Hotel (Casanchis Branch)
$95 per night for single standard room (including taxes and breakfast)
Phone: + 251 11 552 7333

Aphrodite International Hotel
$90 per night for single standard (including taxes and breakfast)
Phone: +251 913797670



In addition to a passport with at least six months validity, ALL conference delegates travelling to Ethiopia require conference visa with the exception of holders of diplomatic service, African Union, United Nations and African Development Bank passports, and Kenyan and Djiboutian citizens.The African Union Commission (AUC) will arrange for all participants to secure their conference visa upon arrival in Addis Ababa. In order to do so, please follow the following steps:

  1. Register for the conference and receive confirmation of your participation
  2. Upload a CLEAR copy of your passport bio-data page (page with your picture on it)
  3. Finalize the above steps before October 18, 2017
  4. AUC will submit the necessary documents to Ethiopian immigration and will send you the approval document during the week of October 23rd.

Venue Information


Event dates are October 30 to November 1, 2017 . The event will be hosed at the African Union Commission Conference Center. The center is located on Roosevelt Street in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General country Info.


  • Local time

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is on the East Africa Time (UTC +3).

  • Weather

Addis Ababa has a mild climate year round. From October to February, it’s a dry season. The average annual temperature in Addis Ababa is 16 degrees Celsius with a high about 20-25 degrees Celsius and a low of 5-10 degrees Celsius. The city is located at a high altitude so drinking lots of water at all times is highly recommended.

  • Currency

The unit of the Ethiopian currency is the Birr (Br). There are 1; 5; 10; 50; 100 birr bills. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 santim (1/100 of Birr) and 1 Birr. Banking hours may vary, but most business hours are from 08:30 to 5:30. All banks carry the same exchange rates and it is illegal to convert your currency outside of official banks.

  • Electricity

The standard voltage in Ethiopia is 220 V. The types of sockets or outlets that are used are the continental European standard socket.

  • Emergency Numbers

Police: 911
Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services: 939