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Security Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Countrywide civil unrest

Africa > Ethiopia

Event:  Reports of civil unrest.  Road closures in affected areas could disrupt transportation links to and from Addis Ababa and the availability of goods and services within the capital.  The U.S. Embassy continues to restrict travel for Embassy personnel to areas outside of Addis Ababa.

Location:  Country-wide, to include areas immediately surrounding Addis Ababa

Actions to Take: 

  • Employ sound security practices.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations; monitor local news stations; and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Remember that the security environment in Ethiopia is fluid and can deteriorate without warning.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

+251-111-306-000

+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after hours)

addisacs@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Ethiopia Country Information

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