ACS Emergency Services and U.S. State Department Rules on Face Coverings in its Facilities

The American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Embassy remains closed for routine business. If you require emergency assistance, you MUST e-mail detailing the emergency, rather than visiting the Embassy without an appointment, in order to ensure that someone is available to help you. The renewal of a passport does not qualify as an emergency unless you have urgent travel plans to the United States. If you do have urgent travel plans, please be sure to include a copy of your itinerary in your email.

Please note that anyone who exhibits signs of illness when they arrive at the U.S. Embassy will not be granted access, even if they have an appointment. Additionally, in accordance with United States Department of State worldwide regulations in place due to COVID-19 and in line with efforts by the Government of Ethiopia to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Consular Section of U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa now requires that everyone over the age of 2 years old who enters the Consular Section wear a proper face covering (covering your nose and mouth). We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who is not wearing a face covering properly.

Please be considerate and help protect others. If you are unsure of how to properly wear a face covering, please see:

Actions to Take:

See the Ethiopian Public Health Institute website for links to up-to-date press releases and their Twitter page.