Security Alert

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (January 11, 2018) Location:  Danakil Depression Event:  Due to the evolving security situation, Embassy personnel are restricted from travel to the Danakil Depression. Actions to Take: Reconsider travel to the Danakil Depression. Employ sound security practices. Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events. Avoid large ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Travel Restrictions to Erta Ale

As a result of the death of a tourist by unidentified gunmen while hiking on the Erta Ale Volcano in Afar region, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa has restricted travel to Erta Ale Volcano for Embassy personnel effective immediately. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel plans to Erta Ale. All U.S. citizens are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane, approximately 250 km south of Addis Ababa.  There are reports of casualties.  The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Shashamane at this time.  As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness in Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, beginning on October 1 and concluding on or around October 8, the Oromia region will celebrate its annual Irreecha.  Millions of attendees are expected to gather on this occasion at Lake Arsede, Bishoftu (Debre Zeit), and surrounding areas. Noting that at last year’s Irreecha a tragic stampede resulted in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Main road between the cities of Babile and Harar is clear and open

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the main road from Addis Ababa to Jijiga between the cities of Babile and Harar is clear and open. As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Main road blocked by security forces between the cities of Babile and Harar

 United States Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Main road blocked by security forces between the cities of Babile and Harar August 10, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that the main road from Addis Ababa to Jijiga has been blocked by security forces between the cities of Babile and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to be aware of their surroundings around the upcoming Easter holiday.  Pay attention to local events happening in your area, such as holiday markets and processions, and be mindful of your personal security when you’re out and about. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to be particularly vigilant ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion in Bahir Dar

The Embassy continues to remind U.S. citizens of the risks associated with traveling to Ethiopia at this time.  The current version of the Department of State’s Travel Warning for Ethiopia can be found here:  Ethiopia Travel Warning The Embassy would remind U.S. citizens traveling to or in Ethiopia to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa informs U.S. citizens that the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency retroactively effective October 8, 2016.  A decree implementing the State of Emergency was published on the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front website on October 16. The decree prohibits a number of activities and provides for individuals ...
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Emergency Message

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia has declared a State of Emergency due to widespread unrest. There are reports of clashes in the areas of Arsi and Wollega. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens in Ethiopia to monitor news outlets for the latest information on the Government of Ethiopia’s plans to implement the State of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of deaths related to demonstrations near Addis Ababa.  We are aware of reports that vehicular traffic may be a target of protesters.  The Embassy refers U.S. citizens to the current  Travel Alert  for Ethiopia issued August 19, 2016. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Ethiopia to increase their level ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of reports of anti-government protests scheduled to take place in Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa, this weekend.  Protests are likely to disrupt ground transportation, and you may experience communication systems black-outs.  Monitor local news for updates. Additionally, the Embassy continues to restrict official and personal travel by Embassy personnel to ...
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Ethiopia Travel Alert: Anti-Government Protests

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling in certain regions of Ethiopia due to anti-government protests, some of which have involved violence. Associated disruptions in telephone and internet services have hampered the U.S. Embassy’s ability to communicate with U.S. citizens in Ethiopia. This Travel Alert expires on February 18, 2017. Since November ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations in Amhara and Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that protests in Ethiopia have resulted in violent clashes between demonstrators and government security forces.  As such, Embassy personnel have been restricted from personal travel to areas in the Amhara and Oromia region states.  Restrictions of future travel by Embassy personnel are being reviewed on a case-by-case ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Restricted Travel in Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent social media reports of planned protests and demonstrations in the Oromia region this coming weekend of August 6-7, 2016.  The disseminated messages call for protests at all district and zonal level capitals across Oromia.  The U.S. Embassy is restricting all personal travel by U.S. Chief of Mission employees in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest in Gambella Region

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that sporadic violence continues in the Gambella Region, which has witnessed ongoing unrest since April 15, resulting in over 200 deaths following armed incursions by elements of South Sudan’s Murle community. U.S. Government personnel are currently restricted from traveling to both Gambella town and the Gambella region We advise ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest in Oromia

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor reports of sporadic violence in Oromia National Regional State. The U.S. Embassy has lifted specific restrictions on U.S. Chief of Mission employees for travel on the corridor between Shashamane and Mojo and the Ambo road. The Embassy may restrict personnel from travel in Oromia as the security situation dictates. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest in Southern Oromia

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent reports of violence in the region around Shashamane in Oromia State. The U.S. Embassy is restricting travel of all U.S. Chief of Mission employees on the corridor between Shashamane and Mojo at this time. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Clashes in Aje

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent reports of violence in Shashamane town and clashes in nearby Aje town in Oromia State.  The Embassy recommends all U.S. citizens avoid travel to this area at this time. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and ...
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