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17 Hour Addis Layover

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17 Hour Addis Layover

Hi,

I have a 17 hour layover in Addis Abba Bole Airport on way to SA in November. Am flying with Ethiopian airlines. Any answers to any questions will help.

I have a few questions:

1) Is it safe to stay in the airport for 17 hours? (I mean in terrms of petty theft etc).

2) Do Ehtiopian Airlines provide accomodation for such a long layover (has not been made clear)

3) Can you do any one day tours from the airport that are safe and vetted?

4) What actually is there to do in Addis airport?

5) Does anyone recommend any accomodation near the airport?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Hi

1. 100% safe..or as safe as any airport.

2.if both flights are on EA u will get free hotel room and bus to it.

Voucher etc issued at ur first check in.

3. Loads of firms and guides do tours.

Will send u a message with a few choices.

4. Nothing to do in airport.

But eat read and sleep.

Do a tour...

You seem abit worried about Addis..I can assure you Ethiopia is a lot safer than South Africa orthe USA or Kenya..ihave lived here for 18 years!!

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2. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

5. The hotels they use can be any where in the city..

If your stay includes an eveninglet us know for suggestions..

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3. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Thanks for your help good sir! I am just being cautious; never really done Africa (minus Egypt)!

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4. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Have sent you 2 messages re city tours.

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5. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Hi,

This is vicky

I have a 18 hour layover in Addis Abba Bole Airport on way to SA in August 2016. Am flying with Ethiopian airlines.my to and fro is Ethopian airlines.

As i am indian national i got visa on arrival.

will airlines provide me free accommodation and pick and drop off's?

I got connection time from 14:20 on 27th august till 28th august 8:40 am.

so please assit is it safe to have transit and do city tour in the evening and coming back to airport in the morning??

Your help will be highly appreciated

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6. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Yes you will get free room and bus to it. No visa needed they will stamp your hotel voucher. Ask for hotel voucher at first check in. Very safe city. Do afternoon tour and evening cultural restaurant. Will try to send you a message

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7. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Ok thanks a lot .. Even suggest me good places to visit

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8. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

Look at tbings to do on here . You would only have max 4 hours daylight.Depends if u like museums, cathedrals , shopping or whatever...

Any guide or tour co can tailor visits to your interests. The hotel they put you in could be central or 10kms out in the eastern suburbs.

Will message you a few more thoughts.

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9. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

When fixing guide i suggest you get their Addis phone number

You ought to check into hotel first then ring them OR you email them the hotel name at first check in where u should get hotel voucher so hotel name!!

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10. Re: 17 Hour Addis Layover

can you send me information as well? I'm a US citizen and have a 17 hour layover in addis ethiopia. I'm a solo traveler and female. I'd like to take a tour during the day. my flight arrives early in the morning and I don't leave until close to midnight.

Thank you!

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