Alert: Potential Protests on Friday May 21, 2021/Consular Services Cancelled

Location:  Addis Ababa


Event: The U.S. Embassy is monitoring calls on social media for protests at several embassies around Addis Ababa, including the U.S. Embassy, tomorrow, Friday May 21.  Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled consular services tomorrow and ask that you stay away from the Embassy.  For American Citizen Services questions, please contact us at

Actions to Take:

·         Monitor local media for breaking events

·         Avoid large crowds and demonstrations

·         Be aware of your surroundings

·         Keep a low profile


U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Ethiopia Country Information

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