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CASH MACHINES OR ATMS IN ADDIS
Many around now - get full list from Dashen Bank website. They now - 2010 - take Debit and Credit Cards. Two ATMs in Hilton. Can be not working due to power cuts. Still a good idea to take some cash. To change cash you need a phone number to put on the form.
It's best to exchange your hard currency into Birr before leaving Addis Ababa.There are however ATM's in the larger cities across Ethiopia.Take a Visa Debit Card if possible.
CHANGING CASH and TRAVELLERS CHEQUES in Addis
The quickest places for Forex are
Dashen Bank in Sheraton Hotel
Nib and United Bank in Hilton Hotel
Bank of Abyssinia at their Filwoha (Ghandi Hospital) and Bole Road (Sunshine Building) are also pretty quick.
You need your passport to change Travellers Cheques.
Dollars, Pounds, and Euros are equally acceptable.
Beware of bringing brand new editions of notes.