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This website www.visitethiopia.travel and the services on these pages are being offered to you by the Ministry of Tourism (MOT), the public organization of the Federal Government of Ethiopia that has the mandate to promote Ethiopia as a tourism destination.

Head Office

FDRE Ministry of Tourism
P.O.Box 23218/1000
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Our contact details are:

T: +251 11 618 31 61
F: +251 11 618 96 92
E: info@mot.gov.et

Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in all material on this site are owned by the MOT. You are permitted to print and download extracts from this site on the following basis:

Use of documents and related graphics on this site is for information and/or personal use only;

Any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal use.

No documents or related graphics on this site are to be modified in any way.

Graphics on this site are not to be used separately from the accompanying text. We encourage content sharing but also respect copyright. Please include credits and links back from shared content where appropriate.

No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other site or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the MOT’s prior written permission.

No use or display may be made of the name or logo of the MOT and our tourism brand and tagline Ethiopia « land of origins » without the MOT’s prior written permission.

Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.

Terms of Use

Access to and use of this site is provided by the MOT subject to the following.

Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions which take effect when you first use this site. The MOT reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for reviewing regular information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.

Whilst MOT endeavors to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, The MOT will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to this site may be suspended temporarily or permanently and without notice.

Whilst the MOT endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and the MOT does not accept any liability for error or omission.

Part of this site may contain materials submitted to the MOT by third parties. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that materials submitted for inclusion on this site comply with national and relevant foreign law. The MOT cannot guarantee the accuracy of this material and hereby expressly disclaims any responsibility for error, omission or inaccuracy in the material, misinterpretation and any/or all loss, disappointment, negligence or damage caused by reliance on the material contained on this site or any failure or alleged failure in the delivery of the services referred to herein, or in event of the bankruptcy, liquidation or cessation of trade of any company, individual or firm referred to herein. Confirmation of the accuracy and currency in the information should be sought from the establishments concerned.

This site contains references and links to other companies and resources on the Internet.  Such links and references are provided merely as aids to help you identify and locate Internet resources and other companies that may be of interest to you, and are not intended to state or imply that the MOT sponsors, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.  The MOT is not responsible for any of the content, representations or advice available on any Internet sites linked to this site.  Any statements views, or opinions expressed via such links are the statements, views and opinions of the companies, authors and publishers of the materials contained therein and do not bind or create any legal liability on the part of the MOT or any organization or individual with which the MOT is affiliated.  Provision of such links does not imply endorsement by the MOT of the materials contained therein.

If any of these Terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such Term or Terms shall be severed and deleted from the clause concerned and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

By accessing any part of this site, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms in full, and the Terms herein set out comprise the entire Agreement. In the event that you, at any time, do not accept or no longer accept any or all of these Terms, you should immediately cease use of this site.

The MOT provides this site “as is” and “as available” and without any warranty or condition, express or implied. In particular (but without limitation), the MOT does not warrant that this site will operate without interruptions, be timely, secure or error-free. The MOT does not warrant that the site or its contents are free from viruses or problems and the MOT is not responsible for any harm caused to your property from your use of this site.

In using this site, you shall not post illegal, immoral, provocative or defamatory statements in or on any part of the site, or post on or submit to the site any material which might cause the MOT to violate any applicable law, statute, directive or regulation or that could, in the MOT’s sole discretion, adversely affect the goodwill or reputation of the MOT.

You shall not (by using any device, software or routine) interfere with or attempt to interfere with the efficient operation of this site. This includes (but is not limited to) by act or omission, imposing an unreasonably or disproportionately large or heavy workload on the technical infrastructure of the site (by mass e-mailing, or otherwise).


You agree to indemnify and hold the MOT, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:

(a) your use of the services or any part thereof,

(b) the violation of these Terms and Conditions or any provision therein by you,

(c) any intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Limitation of Liability

The MOT shall not be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

Access to the information we hold on you

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Statement. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The Ethiopian courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. This, however, shall not prevent the MOT from pursuing a claim for breach of contract, copyright infringement or otherwise in respect of these Terms or this site in any other jurisdiction. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Ethiopia.

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