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  • Ethiopia – Roof of Africa
    Ethiopia, an inland state in the northeast of Africa, has its territorial area being 1,103,600 square kilometers, and is also known as the “Roof of Africa”. Natural scenery and lakes in Ethiopia ranks to be the major tourist attractions. There are fascinating scenes and wild animals in the highlands of Ethiopia; it is available to see multiple wild animals and birds rare or common in local if visiting the Great Rift Valley; splendid waterfall on the Blue Nile, unique wild animals on Simien Mountains, and Sof Omar Carve in the northeast also rank to be inspiring attractions. Why not take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to overlook the world on the roof of Africa.
  • POS acceptance
    All Merchants of Dashen Bank, Premier Switch Solutions (PSS), Bank of Abyssinia and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia accept UnionPay cards. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.

    Dual brand cards are not accepted as UnionPay cards in Ethiopia, please use UnionPay single-branded card (card number starting with 62) to enjoy various UnionPay offers.

  • Cash withdrawal
    In Ethiopia, UnionPay cards can be accepted for withdrawing Ethiopian Birr at ATMs of Dashen Bank, Premier Switch Solutions (PSS), Bank of Abyssinia and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.

    Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    ATM commission fee consists of two parts:
    (1)Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult the issuer for details.
    (2)Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Ethiopia: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Ethiopia and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.