Travel and Accommodation

The First International Podoconiosis Conference will be held in Addis Ababa on September 23rd, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Intercontinental Addis Hotel 
Guinea Conakry Street 
Addis Ababa
Telephone number: +251 11 518 0444 

Follow this link for a map. 

A small number of travel awards are available to support delegates both from outside and inside Ethiopia. 

Travel Checklist

It is the responsibility of each delegate attending the conference to organise their own travel arrangements including visa, transfers, flights, accommodation or any on the ground arrangements.

Please see the relevant visa and accommodation tabs for further information.

Most of the hotels offer an airport shuttle to Bole International Airport either included in your bedroom rate or for a small fee.

Make sure you have left your emergency contact details and a copy of your travel itinerary with your company, family or trusted colleague

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place in accordance with your company travel policies.

Health Requirements & Vaccinations 
Please consult your doctor to determine any vaccinations that you may need to travel to Ethiopia.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Visit the WHO website for information regarding risk countries. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in the country.

Ensure that you speak to your doctor about any health concerns you may have and that you have enough supplies of personal medication to cover you while you are away. Please ensure to travel with your record of vaccinations certificate with you.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 907 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

For any further information, we would suggest the following website: checklist


Please note that each delegate is responsible for their own accommodation booking during the conference. Please book soon to ensure availability.

Intercontinental Addis

Guinea Conakry Street
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 518 0444
 Rooftop terrace with a pool and a bar, as well as a health club with a gym
 194 rooms in the hotel

We have secured a conference rate of $105 for a single or $125 for a double and would therefore recommend this hotel. Of course, it is also where the conference will take place!

To book accommodation at the hotel please use their online booking pages and make sure you use the reference PODO2018 to get the discounted rate.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

Kazanchis Business District, 
Kirkos Subcity 
Kebele 17/18, 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 515 7600
212 rooms in the hotel
On-site gym and spa
Airport shuttle

Elilly International Hotel, Addis Ababa

Kazanchis Area Kirkos Subcity 17/18
P.O.Box 29228
Tel: +251-115-587777/78/70/73
Mob: +251-922-72-8318
154 rooms in the hotel
Hotel shuttles (1 x VIP, 2 x normal, 1 x bus)
Pool and gym

Jupiter International Kazachis

Tito St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 552 7333
85 rooms in the hotel
Hotel shuttles

Hilton Addis Ababa  

Menelik II Ave,
Addis Ababa 1164, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 517 0000
372 rooms in the hotel

This is just a small selection of the available hotels, there are also many other options in the vicinity of the conference venue which suit all budgets. See some other ones here.


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