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Staying Healthy and Safe in Ethiopia 
Travel Insurance

Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommeded by the US Department of State and most adoption agencies. In the event that you should need medical care while in Ethiopia, chances are good that you will need to be medically evacuated. Without travel insurance, this could cost in excess of $40,000 US dollars. Below are a list of companies that provide travel insurance. Your travel agent or adoption agency may also have suggestions of companies with which they have previously worked. 

**Inclusion on our site does not imply an endorsement by EAFS. Please do independent research before purchasing your travel insurance plan.


Eating and Drinking

Addis Ababa features many wonderful restaurants featuring traditional Ethiopian food. If you follow just a few precautions, you should be able to enjoy the true flavor of your child's first country.

  • Drink only bottled water.
  • Do not eat anything that has not been thoroughly cooked.
  • Do not eat or drink dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized.
  • Use hand sanitizer rather than or in addition to washing your hands with tap water.

The U.S. Department of State  website offers much valuable travel information specific to Ethiopia.  JUST CLICK HERE



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