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International driving license – valid in Ethiopia

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Valid from 1 to 3 years

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Ethiopia,Driving in Ethiopia

International driving license – valid in Ethiopia

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Fast & Easy Process

Valid from 1 to 3 years

Drive Legally Overseas

Translated in 12 Languages

Recognized in over 150 countries

Worldwide Express Shipping​

Order my international driving permit now
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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Ethiopia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is recognized as the cradle of humanity. Discover beautiful landscapes, ancient religious sites and amazing scenery. Drive your own car to get from one destination to another. Check these traffic reminders to make your stay even better.

Ethiopia is an African country so there is no winter here. Avoid travelling during the rainy season from December to February. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. Plan your trip accordingly.  

Important Reminders:

  • Driving is on the right hand-side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old.  
  • Seat belts are compulsory for driver and front seat passenger.
  • Children under 7 years of age are not permitted in the front seat.
  • The speed limit for cars and motorcycles in towns and villages is 30-50 km/h and outside towns 100 km/h.   
  • Drivers are not permitted to use their mobile phones while driving.
  • Motorcyclists must wear crash helmets.
  • Pedestrians must use zebra crossings to cross a road.
  • It is not permitted honking a horn when not necessary.
  • It is required to have a first aid kit in each car.
  • The third party insurance is mandatory. All vehicles must have windshield sticker displayed as a proof of insurance.

Additional information for driving in Ethiopia:

Ethiopian drivers are not much disciplined so foreign drivers must be spatially careful at all times while driving. Honking is often necessary to avoid accidents. Drivers must be very careful when going through town and villages as people tend to cross the roads without looking, and animals are presence in Ethiopian roads.

In Ethiopia, it is not provided riders insurance so foreign visitors must have their own medical/emergency insurance. If a driver has an accident, he will have to pay for any damage caused. In Ethiopia, there are different types of off-road pavements: good condition off-roads, gravel off- roads, sand off- roads, and off-road with bigger stones.

Emergency services are nonexistent in many parts of the country so drivers should always carry spare tires, fuel, and tools on long trips.

Driving in Ethiopia during Winter:

Ethiopia is an African country so there is no winter here. Avoid travelling during the rainy season from December to February. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. Plan your trip accordingly.

Keep safe and enjoy your adventure!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

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1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver’s License Get the IDP.

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2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!

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